Former Shopsmith owner: 1" styrofoam laid over a frame of 2x4s on a couple
Set the circular saw blade to 1/2" and use an edge guide.
"Old age is fifteen years older than I am."
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I haven't noticed any. I use blue foam insulation. Maybe it's a
different material? Maybe my basement has higher humidity, lowering
static cling? I don't know. The white styrofoam sticks to
I'll have to pay attention during the dry winter and see if I get this
dust, but I don't remember any that didn't vacuum up, or was stuck to
I'm new to woodworking and just got into it by picking up a used Shopsmith.
The guy I bought it from (he owned it for about 10 years) discouraged me
from trying to rip whole 4x8 sheets. He said that it was hard to do
accurately and even harder to do it safely.
I just tried ripping a 4x4x3/4 in half a couple weekends ago and it was
pretty challenging. I'm going to follow his advice from now on and rip
bigger pieces using a straight edge and circular saw.
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