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#1 posted 01-29-2017 10:18 PM

That’s a lucky thing. In that case, you can make the first cut, turn the board around and, with the fence set to the correct width to have the face that will be on the outside (the top of the board as it lays on the saw in your case) the right length, make your second cut. If it’s a square box, just do all of the sides with the same fence setting. If it’s rectangular, do the front and back pieces, then adjust the fence and do the two sides. The critical thing is that the lengths match, so you don’t want to be moving the fence between cuts.

How do you plan to join them? Just gluing the joint won’t be durable enough for a planter box, since end grain glue ups are pretty weak.

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