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Old 12-19-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
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best way to keep 2 boards perpendicular?


its difficult for me to explain what im trying to do
so ill just ask in simple terms,
i need to attached 2 boards with 1 being perpendicular to the other
like an "L" shape.

what is the best and simplest way to keep the them 90 degrees, even and leveled while i drill some screws to hold it together.

im guessing clamps and a carpenter square?

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Old 12-19-2012, 04:48 PM   #2
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Going to have to do better then that.
What is it your really trying to do?
Google Greg tool.

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Old 12-19-2012, 06:25 PM   #3
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Lay them down on the edge and you can approximate the angle against a square inside or outside. It will not stay square. You need some kind of brace.
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Yes, What is the end game?
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Get a 4x8 sheet of OSB or plywood.

Clamp one board to one edge....clamp the board to the adjacent edge.....if the boards are aligned to the edges....that is about as much of a 90 as you can get.
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ok ill try to explain as best as i can...

im remodeling a bed room, im going to build a cabinet door into the wall to house a computer tower.
the shelf thats going to hold the tower, i plan on attaching it to the door so when you open the door the tower is exposed (like and L)
its going to pivot on a lazy susan turn table to open. so i need it to be level
im wanting to do this the best way so its sturdy and dont fall apart
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This may or may not fit your application, but to hold a cabinet square for assembly a pair of squaring boards can be used. These are made so the clamps can act as 8 more hands.
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Going to have to do better then that.
What is it your really trying to do?
Google Greg tool.
Do you mean Kreg Tool/Jig?
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Fairview....I like your idea....it looks like you made those out of 1/2" cabinet grade plywood?

Echo....Fairview's idea is good...but if you don't have the equipment to make what he has...you could buy a couple of these...



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Fairview....I like your idea....it looks like you made those out of 1/2" cabinet grade plywood?

Echo....Fairview's idea is good...but if you don't have the equipment to make what he has...you could buy a couple of these...



http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...3&site=ROCKLER
Thanks, but I can't take the credit for that idea. I just saved that pic from long ago because I thought it was a great plan for larger awkward items. I just regret I didn't save the information to give credit.

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