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Easy Wood Squaring?

Hello all, new here and not a really skilled worker but I enjoy it.

I have cherry 3' 1 1/4"x1 1/4". Ganahl's ripped the wood for me but one came out thicker at one end, 3/8".

I have to think that there's a way to sort out which side to trim so when I start cutting out sections for my cutting board I don't get slanted ends. My possible tools are a table saw, only, for this.
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-02-2017, 05:06 PM
where's my table saw?
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Either you fix it or take it back

If you don't feel confident in your skills or machinery, then make them make it right. As a rule you don't leave the premises when a special order cut is made without verifying it is to your satisfaction.
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It sounds like the one that is 3/8" on one end wasn't ripped at all. It takes a lot of effort to deliberately rip a board wider on one end than the other. Take it back.
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Not sure what the problem is, I understand that you had a 1 1/4" thick board ripped to give you a square board 1 1/4" X 1 1/4" X 3 feet long but one end of the ripped board is 3/8 inch wider. You say you have a table saw so set the fence to 1 1/4" from the blade and rip the board again. Now trim the ends using your miter gauge, problem solved, square board and square ends.
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