|what was going on in my head just now|
I know that many wood workers do not enjoy the luxuries that I do. I have lots of tools and almost enough space. (space is like clamps). Over the course of the last 10 years I have also been able to up grade the quality of many of my tools, so I can't ever blame the tools for mistakes.
Since not everyone has my good fortune or as supportive a wife I am always on the lookout to share ways to expand the scope of a tools uses. Single purpose tools are nice but a multi-use tool can be better value. Also there are tools that you only need a few times a year, making buying a special purpose tool a tough expense to justify.
On Izzy Swan's web site and Facebook page and You Tube videos you can see a number of easy to make and use jigs that expand the possibilities of your table saw. I wrote a blog on June 26 th where Norm Abram talks about choosing the correct saw for your needs and if you are of a certain age you were raised to believe that the table saw was the centre piece of your shop. I am of that age.
The video I recommend for your viewing pleasure makes me think that though I have a six inch joiner, there are times that this method would not only give me a good edge but a parallel one too. I especially like the trick of using wedges to hold the material in place. Toggle clamps are good, but wedges are cheap and infinitely adjustable.