|Project by Newfounlandwood||posted 03-06-2010 03:27 PM||8783 views||13 times favorited||17 comments|
This isn’t my original idea, I seen it in a FWW mag or something along the way. I do not own a table saw yet so ripping sheet goods was quite challenging with my circular saw. This is the result.
I bought two 3/4” x 15” wide panels of MDF at HD for $3.99 each. The only other materials needed were screws and glue. I left about 6 inches of the bottom sheet peeking out when attaching the panels to allow an over hang for my saw to cut into. When I made the first cut my saw cut into the MDF creating a cut line to follow when clamping the jig onto a sheet of plywood. Note to self: cut MDF outside next time!
The only thing I would do different next time is use 1/4” thick material for the cutting guide on top of the MDF. Luckily my saw motor made the clearance over the 3/4” thick material but it was close! It works great though, I just ripped up two sheets of birch plywood using this jig with no issues.
Thanks for reading!
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