I broke one of the lamms* on my loom and need to make a replacement. It is a piece of wood, 1″x42″ and just under 1/2″ thick. I have some 1/4″ plywood that is long enough, and two pieces glued together would be the perfect thickness.
1. How do you cut even strips off a sheet of plywood, when there are no straight edges to press against the fence?
2. My tablesaw has a clear plastic blade guard. If I cut a narrow piece of wood, the fence can’t get close enough to the blade unless I lift the blade guard, which I don’t want to do. There is room to use both fence and blade guard if I inserting a spacer between the workpiece and the fence–but again, how do I get an even strip of wood to use as the spacer?
*A lamm is a bar between a shaft and the treadles, used to center the pull from the treadles. The picture shows a lamm tilted from the pull of the last treadle. You can’t see it, but the lamm is suspended at its midpoint. So, even though the treadle is off to the side, its pull transferred to the center.