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Blade Mid-Height

Cross Cut - Blade Mid-Height

Many woodworking cuts require making a cut exactly half way through a piece of wood, such as for socketed joints or ship-lap joints.  Using any tape measurer or ruler can give less than perfect results because the wood itself may not be exactly the thickness you thought it was. 

Here is a technique that uses my favorite trick of using a cut in wood to line things up for us -- in this case, two cuts to find the exact half height setting for the blade.

 

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