I wanted a low bookcase, so I looked on LJ’s projects list for ideas. Dr. Sawdust had made one that I liked, so I started the same one. After visiting the lumberyard (ouch!) it’s time to break down the plywood. Betsy had asked about this a while back so here are some pictures of how I do it.
With the guide there is no worries about the cut being straight or the edges getting chipped. In fact, the cuts are much, much better than the factory edges.
In the past I, I mean a friend of mine, sometimes would rotate sheet stock 90 degrees, cut, and have nice big peices of scrap. This time, no issues.
Those big ol’ stains are from the bargin clamps I got (see review section for Stanley F-style bar clamps)