Using a chain saw to shorten a bench top
This probably seems like a silly idea, when I built my bench laminating 2x4s I fully expected that I would shorten the ends by sawing them off, but I've realized that I'm really lousy getting things straight with a hand saw and have no other saw to cut 3 1/2 inches deep except for the cheapo electric chain saw.
I know what you're thinking..A chain saw doesn't exactly cut straight either, but I thought perhaps I could drill a hole in the bar and add guide blocks with a heavy threaded rod and use a clamped down board as a guide.. It's somewhat similar idea to a chainsaw mill, just cheaper ..
I'd run right out and buy a circular saw capable of cutting 3 1/2 inches, but I just don't happen to have about $400 laying around to make 2 cuts..
I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.