This is my first non-construction related woodworking project, and I’m trying to build a eurorack case. Chances are you don’t know what that is, so I’ll include a picture. But it’s basically nerd furniture. It’s a box with racks in it for installing electronic synthesizer modules.
This looks to be simple enough, right? Well, I have to complicate it for myself, because I want the grain to run diagonally.
I’ve drawn it out, created a template for the cheeks and . . . now what? I don’t think there’s a safe way to cut a plywood panel diagonally on a table saw. I have a circular saw but the only blade I have for it is the one that came with it that’s apparently a special one guaranteed to splinter everything in its path. I don’t have a problem putting a new blade on it, but I’d have to order it and shipping is a bit iffy right now. I did try to cut a test piece with the blade that’s on it, but it was no match for the baltic birch. I’m not entirely sure a better blade would help with that.
I tried cutting down the piece as much as possible and “constructed” a 45 degree jig out of triangle cut-offs, but what I created is probably really an amputation accelerator. My test runs (saw retracted and turned off) didn’t go so well so I stopped.
Aaaaaanyway, how would you go about cutting a sheet of 18 mil baltic birch diagonally? And then do it again exactly like it? Should I just give up and use factory edges and straight grain? Did I bite off too much for a first project?
I appreciate any advice you could give.