In the last episode of Samantha’s Bookcase project, we covered ripping sheets of plywood to their rough sizes. For a small shop this can be a daunting task, but not impossible if you plan it correctly. A big part of my planning is not worrying about taking the cuts to their final dimensions yet, but simply getting them in the ball park and then coming back at a later time and cleaning them up.
For today’s episode we’ll visit the process of crosscutting. Again, depending on the size of your shop, this can be a daunting task. But we have a number of options available from tablesaws, to circular saws and even hand tools…handsaws and planes…even with plywood.