Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Shoreline, Connecticut
I've been interested in woodworking for a very long time but only recently have I started actually doing something about it. Needless to say I'm making tons of mistakes but am enjoying it as I'm learning.
I've recently started using a new table saw and am running into a very basic problem. I'm sure it obvious to the experienced but I'm not sure how to work around it, It has to do with factoring the kerf into measurements. For example, I'm following a plan that has a cut diagram calling for ripping a 12 inch wide board into 3 inch widths. Naturally, if I follow those exact dimensions I end up with the last board about 3/8 inch short due to the width of the blade.
How do I factor this in? Wider boards? Shorter cuts? Thanks and there will be more stupid questions to come, I'm sure.