I made a straight cutting jig.
2020 Aluminium extrusion
M4x12 cap screw x3
M4 T nut x3
M3 Philips screw x3
40mm x 40mm, 2mm thickness of metal plate x3
40mm x 40mm, 5mm thickness of wooden plate x3
2040 Aluminium extrusion as the guide
Some twisted lumber even after its side is flat, when it’s being cut, it exerts uneven repelling force against the guide so that the cut pieces of lumber become uneven. So I came up with this idea of securing the lumber by the jig and C-clamp.
My first line of defense gears – safety glasses, earmuff – against injury. I personally recommend wearing safety glasses if possible whenever uses a power tool. I’ve encountered at least five incidents that probably could cause eye injury so far. Flying tiny debris is unpredictable.
Winter sucks. The workshop hasn’t have heat source yet. The old house manages temperature difference between ten to twelve degrees. Indoor temperature of the workshop is around fifteen degrees when the outdoor is close the freezing point. I’ll have to carry extra weight over the body for good three months.
Beanie, light work gloves, winter jacket, long sleeve, T-shirt, pants and long underwear pants, work boots.