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Just flip and rip with this thin-strip tip

As I was making the thin-strip ripping guide from the November 2008 issue of WOOD® magazine (no. 187, page 63), I saw an opportunity to improve its efficiency. After attaching the miter-slot runner to the board, I ripped the board in half, and then reattached the two halves with hinges before adding the nut and guide bolt that acts as a stop. With the strip width set, I position the tablesaw fence and flip the jig guide out of the way to make the cut. I flip the guide back down again to position the workpiece and fence for the next cut. The knob on the hinged guide simply makes it easier to flip.

—Oneil Long, Mound City, Mo.

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