I'm looking to make a sideboard for the living room that is 450mm deep and want to join the tops and sides with a mitre join like below:
The problem is I don't have a table saw or mitre saw to make the cut and I don't think a circular saw could make a clean cut at that length. The rip tool is only good if I'm working near the edge of the timber, which unfortunately I won't be.
Does anyone know any hacks/tricks to get the same cut with a circular saw? Or will I need to fork out for a table saw?
I've heard of people clamping a guide on top of the sheet and using this but haven't got any feedback on its success (or failure).
Hi Luke (@Willow)
Let me extend a very warm welcome to Workshop. I hope you find it a valuable source of information and inspiration. I also look forward to you sharing your projects with the community.
I trust some of the woodworking community will be able to assist with your question.
Good luck with the sideboard.
Yes, there is something you can do if you have a circular saw.
The saw itself is important however what's more imoprtant is the blade. There is a simple rule to follow: the more teeth the blade has the finer the cut.
Now back to your straight cut, what you can do is get a straight edge piece of timber (thats as long as the cut) calculate where you want the cut and clamp the timber down and use it as a guide for the side of the saw!
If you need more details let me know
@Dan Thanks for the tip!
I'll give it a go and report back how it comes out.
How is your project going @Willow? Looking forward to seeing some photos of your handiwork.