|Forum topic by jimithing83||posted 01-19-2016 06:46 PM||487 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-19-2016 06:46 PM
This is my first venture into woodworking, so bear with me. Also, obviously, new to the site so sorry if this is in the wrong forum area.
I picked up a section of 2×8 red oak to build a collar for a chest freezer I’m turning into a kegerator. Since I don’t have a miter saw, I just rented one from HD. I made 45 degree cuts to avoid having end grain show, since my wife is nice enough to let me build a 4 keg setup I figure I should make it look nice.
Wouldn’t you know, the rental saw was not properly calibrated, and the cuts are not exactly 45 degrees. The good news is, the way I cut the board means the “extra” material is on the inside edge, so I won’t end up with shorter boards than I intended. But, I’m not sure of the best way to shave them down.
Should I just sand them down, checking until I get the appropriate angle? Should I pick up a fret saw or some other handheld saw? Planer? Bear in mind I have no woodworking equipment of my own, so I’ll have to buy whatever the solution is. I have $80 into the wood, so I definitely want to salvage it if possible, but I have no idea how to proceed.
Thanks for reading my mini-novel, and in advance for any advice.