Making a crosscut at the right angle on a piece of lumber that is wide can be a challenge if you don’t have a big table saw or miter. In that case, you should consider making a square per plans. Build is quite simple and the jig is not difficult to apply. In fact, the operation can be done using one hand, freeing the other to hold the workpiece and the jig together, if you cannot clamp them down. All you need is some plywood that should be thin and a couple of battens.
- The first thing you need to do is get the plywood and make sure 2 or more of it’s ages are true, straight and right angled.
- To form a ledge you will need to glue a batten flush to the straight edge of the bench and the plywood.
- When you use a cross cutting square make sure that the ledge batten is flush with the edge of your lumber pieces.
“You will need a piece of thin plywood, and two battens (short pieces of wood that has two parallel, straight edges).”