No tablesaw handy? Make a circ saw rip saddle instead

When building my kids a treehouse, I ran into a snag: I needed narrow stock and had an extra 2×6 to make it, but no tablesaw to make the rip cut. Digging through a pile of cutoffs, I found the parts necessary to nail together a simple saddle jig for a circular saw. Though crude, it kept the blade tracking true during the cut.
—Justin Shepard, Columbus, Ohio

 

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