I am building a corner computer desk. Most of the work I can handle with my
table saw, but the corner pieces are too big for me to handle on the saw.
The shape is basically a 42" square of plywood with a corner cut off sothat
there is a 2'-4" line at 45 degrees across the corner.
I can't handle the 42" dimension with my table saw fence and the 45 is a
Any suggestions for how to accurately cut the 42" square so that it is
square and then cut off the 45 with accuracy?
And remember to flip the piece so the good side is DOWN!
"They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some
kind of federal program." George W. Bush, St. Charles, Missouri, November 2,
I have a solution which is much more fun:
Or even better:
Call me a crazy dreamer ...
If you are using veneer plywood, put a piece of masking tape over the cut
line first, this will reduce tearout. (Just be careful when you remove the
I have cut large pieces of plywood on my table saw by attaching a long 3/8 x
3/4" piece of oak to the plywood to the appropriate place with small nails
on the underside. This strip can then ride in the miter slot on your saw
with out hte need for a fence or miter gauge. just draw your cut line,
measure the distance between the blade and the miter slot and attache the
strip at this offset. It works quite well.
Clamp a straight edge and use a circular saw -
But I would use my table saw for cutting the SQUARE accurately (precut
a bit oversize with circular and then use the straight edge to do the
On 31 Jan 2005 14:34:29 GMT, David Patnaude
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