Measure twice, Cut once.
Wear safety goggles.Birch – for Platen
Maple – for structural support
Use the table saw to cut four 18 inch by 22 inch the rectangles from the birch plywood. If you have a large piece of plywood, have someone help you as you push the plywood through.
Set the boards together out of the way of your work space.
Depending on how long your maple boards are, it might be easier to cut them into shorter lengths before trimming the rough edge to the correct widths
Use the radial arm saw to cut the lengths. Again, if you have a long board, have someone help you support the board while you make your cut. Or, you can clamp the board to the saw table.
Cut the following pieces:From the 2 inch board
A: 4 – 26 inch lengths, 5 inches wideFrom the 1 inch board
B: 2 – 26 inch lengths, 6 inches wide
C: 3 – 18 inch lengths, 6 inches wide
D: 5 – 18 inch lengths, 4 inches wide
E: 6 – 18 inch lengths, 6 inches wide
Keep all the cut boards in their groupings (1 inch boards together, A’s together, B’s together, etc.)