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#1 posted 07-09-2012 01:32 AM

Forgive my ignorance here, but does grain orientation have anything to do with it? For example, I have had quarter sheets of plywood where I have put the 24” side up against the rip fence to take some material off the 48” side. I’ve also had some hardwoods that were 14” x 48”. I didn’t even consider using the rip fence. I put a large, flat piece of hardwood to my miter gauge and cross cut it that way. I did use the stop block method Gene mentioned to index the piece.

Why is my mind is this OK for plywood, but a huge no-no for solid wood? There must be an actual reason.


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