Natural Edge Cutting Tool

About: Lone rustic furniture builder in Denver, Colorado. I use only standing-dead aspen and pine that grows right here in the Rocky Mountains!

Scott has a lot of interesting challenges working with raw material and sometimes he has to create his own tools to get the job done. In this video he shows a tool he made that aides in cutting a straight edge on a board with two natural edges.

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    Like the video, and that seems a lot safer than other solutions I've seen [Chalk Line and free hand cutting, please tell me the free hand cut was with a hand held circular saw and not a table saw?!] Just a tip: Placing a small cleat on the top of the sled for the back edge of the board you are cutting to 'seat' against would be a good addition. While I am sure those clamps are strong there is still potential for the board to slip and slipping out of one clamp and not the other could turn ugly quick.

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    rimar2000

    6 years ago on Introduction

    This seems very useful. Could you add some captions to the video? Like that "A moment later...".

    I can't understand spoken English, but can read it almost well.

    If you do, please PM me. Thanks in advance.