Handling Sheet Goods
Working with sheet goods definitely has its advantages: The material is extremely stable, and it won't expand and contract with seasonal changes, like solid wood. But the sheets are awkward and heavy, and hard to handle on a tablesaw at full size. WOOD magazine Design Editor Jeff Mertz shows you how to safely and accurately break down sheet goods into tablesaw-manageable sizes, using a circular saw and guide. Then he shows how to make furniture-quality cuts on these smaller pieces.