For cutting boards and planks and things the safe way is to plonk them on a full width sled and rip away to your heart’s content. But the mitre gauge is small and not very strong, so I made this for dealing with 90º cuts. It would’ve been wider, the full width of the table and more, but height is limited because I can’t remove the blade guard from the riving knife, and I
can’t won’t use the saw without the riving knife in place. Of course, when using the saw à la stacked dado head cutter, for creating tenons or half lap joints using multiple passes with the blade not cutting fully through the wood, both the guard and riving knife are in the way and have to be removed.
As with the mitre gauge, and with lockdown and no easy access to B&Q or anywhere else that has steel stock, the guide bar underneath is made of an oak strip planed to size.
The oak strip, and the board itself, were part of a horrible old wardrobe I demolished. Other parts of it found their way onto the floor of my lathe bench, and the gas-lift roof of my log store.
Uniquely, I expect, is the neat little label on the edge that reads "Underwear", for this was formerly a shelf in said wardrobe.
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