I am building a 16" deep stand. The top and sides will be a miter joint. My RAS will only cut 15.5". Any way to get that extra half inch? If it were a 90 cut I would just flip it over, but you can't do that with a 45. And no, I can't do it on my TS. I have an oversized motor on it, and it sticks out above the table when set to 45. I found that out the hard way; ran into the motor when I was concentrating on the blade.
I am thinking about moving the fence back an inch and putting a 1" shim in. Then putting a fence on the table perpendicular to the regular fence. Making my cut and locking the saw all the way back, removing the shim and completing the cut by sliding the work back against the perpendicular fence and repeating the cut.
Yeah, its half-assed, but I can't think of a better alternative. Well, other than telling the customer it has to be 15.5"; or just doing it that size, I doubt anyone would ever know.