Idea Shop 6, Paycheck 2: Guidance is Needed
The straightedge guides made earlier work well for cutting sheet goods to size, but are far too bulky to cut stick lumber to length. To accomplish that, build this simple crosscut guide that provides dead-on accuracy.
This paycheck's budget goes straight into the bank to provide a big leap toward purchasing a tablesaw in a couple of months. So after completing the crosscut guide, take some time to learn more about wood, working with it, and the hardware frequently used to join it with these articles:
Learn the difference between a rip cut and a crosscut, what defines thickness, width and length, and much more by reading this article that teaches you woodworking vernacular.
This free article will help you choose the right size and type of screw for any job.
In the next post, you'll build your first shop fixture. (Hint: You can see them under the crosscut guide in the top photo, above.)