Hello again everyone I would like to ask another question on here since all the previous ones I have asked were answered and now I understand what I was doing wrong or what the case was.
I am currently gathering materials needed to build a TableSaw Workstation that can be seen in the Shopnotes issue #89
The question for this series is what are some of your ways of cutting down large sheets of plywood or MDF and getting them squared up?? “Using a Benchtop size Table saw”
I DID NOT CUT A FULL SHEET OF PLYWOOD ON MY SMALL TABLE SAW!!
When I built my crosscut sled I now understand what I did wrong with this one, I made it too small!!
It does however do really well at squaring up smaller pieces!
I would like to know what techniques I could consider in gettin my pieces to size without wasting to much materials. You could say that I am copying a design from off of here that a certain lumberjock did in a blog style post on here with complete sketchup pics,designs,cut list,materials list, the whole 9!!!
Can be seen here:
To practice I bought a sheet of OSB “for practice”. Along with 2 sheets of MDF and a sheet of Plywood all 3/4”. The OSB was really cheap and I wanted to work with it first to practice and make sure I could perfom well on this and not just start into a $40 sheet of MDF.
I also don’t currently have a circular saw to cut it to manageable size to work on my saw. I used a jig saw on the sheet of osb to cut into 3 pieces. Then when I tried to start cutting on my table saw I could not find a way to get a straight edge to start with. I did however try using a jointer style fence attachment on my table saw but I really dont think that this worked that well. This was pretty much a piece of MDF as a sacrificial fence attached to rip fence and then adding a 1/4” piece positioned at the rear part of the blade back to the end of the MDF fence. I really think I just need to make a panel sled but I didn’t really wanna use more materials that I don’t have to do this. But this might be the answer I need who knows.
Well I hope you all can understand my gibberish on this problem.
All ideas,comments welcome and also negative ones as well. (Someboby telling me im hopeless and theres nothing I can do might be the answer who know)....lol
Thanks guys for reading and I hope to hear what you have to say!!!