I had tried to cut the 100mm planks I've got into 50mm by hand but the limes weren't straight enough and there was gaps all over. So I thought it was worthwhile to spend sometime making a hobby sized table saw to cut the 100x6mm planks. I bought a very handy HandyCut by Worx tool a while back. it's a single hand controllable circular saw with 100mm blades on it. Very very useful for all manner of things.
I used scrap bits of mdf and just clamped the table top to the work bench. worked like a charm and so now if planked the wood into 50mm strips ready for cutting out the template.
|Side view showing the HandyCut saw mounted underneath and the surface clamped to the workbench|
|HandyCut Bench Saw set up to mill 100mm Paulownia planks|
|Showing good OH&S practices in action|
|Planks all cut into50mm strips ready for cutting out with the template.|