Thursday, August 19, 2010

rediscover something useful every day

Each day we have the opportunity to discover or rediscover something useful. In the woodshop this morning I have a series of steps which need to take place having to do with taking very raw material, in this case, waney (random or natural) edged walnut, and turning it into a workable material for making a small cabinet. How do you rip a straight line down the middle of stock with no straight edges to follow the fence? Use two screws to attach a guide piece that can follow the fence for a straight cut. Just be sure you put the screws where the saw won't hit them and where their holes will be cut away in the finished stock.

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