I have a question about ripping 1 inch off a 6 inch wide board. We will just say that the board is 3 feet long and 6 inches wide and it is a straight rip. Would you rip the inch off of the left side of the board; or would you rip the inch off of the right side of the board on the fence side? I have seen this done both ways in books and magazines and I just don’t understand why you would rip a small strip off the right side against the fence. I hope that I made my question clear!