Lacking a table saw, I have managed to do most of my work with a hand
saw, saber saw and a circular saw.
My current project is a small table. For the legs, I have purchased a
piece of White Oak 36" x 4-1/2" x 1-1/2"
I want to rip this to obtain (2) 1-1/2" x 1=1/2" lengths, which I shall
later crosscut in the middle to make the four legs.
My question is the best way to hold this to eliminate any possibility of
a section breaking off near the end of the cut, as might happen if it
were clamped to one or two saw horses.
One idea is to set the circular saw for a depth of say 1-1/4" with the
piece clamped by the ends and make the two full length cuts. Then, I
could take it off of the clamps and finish the cuts with a hand Ryoba
saw. Does this sound feasable, or is there a better way to get an