|Forum topic by LucasinBC||posted 05-08-2012 01:21 AM||2477 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
05-08-2012 01:21 AM
I’m sorry I can’t find a good answer anywhere on Lumberjocks so if you have already answered this question please point me to your blog / forum!
My question is simply this: how do you guys go about cross-cutting glued-up panels that are longer than they are wide?
Let me explain – I am making a cutting board for my wife. I think everyone has seen videos on how to do this. I’m at the point now where I have laminated my wood strips lengthwise and they are all glued up. Now, I need to cut across the grain on the assembled panel in order to expose the end grain, rotate the pieces with the end grain facing up and glue it up for final assembly.
Now – if I use my cross cut sled to cut the strips, once I reach the halfway point of the width of the panel, the panel will be longer than it is wide. I am wondering if this would present a safety or accuracy hazard on a crosscut sled.
On the wood whisperer video for making a cutting board he does this by using his table saw fence and he cross-cuts the strips using a push stick. Has anyone ever done this? Is it safe? That would break the cardinal rule of not using a fence to make cross cuts, no?
Any help would be welcome!!
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