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1JimD
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03/12/2015 08:45PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)

Here is a pic of my strip cutting skilsaw, and strongback. The saw setup was less than $100 including a great Feud 24t Advanti blade. The strips are so uniform, they don't need planning before I bead and cove them.
 
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Rustycards
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03/12/2015 09:38PM  
Interesting! Thanks!
 
opolka
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03/12/2015 10:53PM  
Thanks for sharing. Think I'm going this route.

Do you just hold the board you are cutting? Or do you utilize clamps?
 
1JimD
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03/13/2015 05:47AM  
I fasten the plank with a few finish nails. Very close to the edge, opposite of cutting.
The best technic I've found, and the least expensive!

Jim
 
opolka
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03/14/2015 02:51PM  
Just set up a station similar to the one you described, and made strips out of 1x8 piece of redwood that I was given to me from a guy at work. It was so slick and easy! The strips are perfectly uniform. I set it all up on my strongback. I'll post some pics in my build thread but wanted to say thanks on this one for your tip.

I've ripped wood on a tablesaw a lot. And was dreading the 1/4" from my experience ripping other somewhat thin items (nothing as small as 1/4" though). This went so much smoother then those other projects. Great idea Jim!
 
1JimD
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03/14/2015 06:15PM  
Glad you like the skilsaw method ! To me it's a NO BRAINER ! The uniformity is amazing !And that's what you need if you are building with bead and cove !

I'm setting up a new table for bead and cove. I post some pics that might be helpful.

Great weather for building !

Jim
 
HighPlainsDrifter
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03/14/2015 08:56PM  
I used this method on my Ranger (the canoe build post is in here some time back). Excellent results almost ZERO waste. I first surface planed my wood, cut strips, and then beaded and coved.

You should number your strips as you take them off each plank. That way you can do a perfect color match as you strip each side.

Happy building

Here are a few pictures of my set up:

 
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