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Forum topic by bobmane posted 12-17-2018 07:19 AM 1063 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bobmane

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12-17-2018 07:19 AM

I have been getting cheap but nice old pieces and modifying them in a remodel I am doing. (dresser, cabinet, etc)
The home is small so many standard dimensions dont work.

I am not the best carpenter. I do OK but dont know many proper techniques. For example I took a kitchen cabinet down to 8” deep and it was difficult to get a perfect clean line all the way around on the cut. By the time I get to the other side measurements don’t seem to work as planned for perfect flat cut. Any special techniques to get it right?


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#1 posted 12-17-2018 07:30 AM



I have been getting cheap but nice old pieces and modifying them in a remodel I am doing. (dresser, cabinet, etc)
The home is small so many standard dimensions dont work.

I am not the best carpenter. I do OK but dont know many proper techniques. For example I took a kitchen cabinet down to 8” deep and it was difficult to get a perfect clean line all the way around on the cut. By the time I get to the other side measurements don t seem to work as planned for perfect flat cut. Any special techniques to get it right?

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#2 posted 12-17-2018 02:11 PM

Are you trying to free hand the cut? If so try clamping a straight.edge to guide the saw. I am assuming you are using a electric circular saw.

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#3 posted 12-18-2018 01:37 AM

I was free handing with circular yes. Could try the straight edge. Also seems difficult measuring around corners

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