I went to the Big Box yesterday for a couple of 2x’s. I did not like the 2×2’s, they were super warped. So I got 2×4’s. Problem is, a 2×4 is too tall for the amount of space I need. I needed them closer to 2” tall. Couldn’t rip it on the tablesaw (it’s packed), couldn’t figure out a way to safely do it on the circular saw, didn’t have the patience to consider doing it with a handsaw, can’t stick things that ratio in the planer… huh.
I cut both rails to length (6’), placed them side-by-side and screwed them into one of the backerboards. It would have taken more time to set it up as a program, so I just did it by hand. Took about 15 minutes.
One giant pile of wood-shred later, they are both 2” tall. The hunks of wood were big because I was really hogging it – cuts .3” deep, .5” wide. Not something I would do in many circumstances – but this is super soft pine/fir, it doesn’t care. As a side benefit, they’re really, really flat. ;)
As I was doing it, I realised how utterly ridiculous this was – but whatever. I have the machine, might as well use it, right?
Screwed them into the sides.
Unfortunately that’s all I had time for today.