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SHRUB PLANTER

Make the aide panels. Cut a rabbet \ deep and 1 lA" wide along one inside edge of the rails. It's easy to make large rabbets on your table saw with two passes over the blade. Adjust the blade and the rip fence to cut the depth of the rabbet, and make the first cut in the rails. (Sec Figure I.) Readjust the blade and fence to cut the width, and make the second cut. (See Figure 2.)

When cutting a rabbet in this manner, be careful of two things. First of all. use push sticks and featherboards to help keep your hands clear of the saw blade. This is especially important, since you have to remove the saw guard to make these cuts. Secondly, set up your saw so that you can make the second pass without leaving the waste in between the saw and the fence. If you make this mistake, the waste will kick back with tremendous force.

After you've made the rabbets, finish sand the rails and side planks. Then attach the side planks to the rails with 4d galvanized common nails. If you can't find galvanized nails this small, you can use roofing nails instead. Be careful where you place the nails. Later on, you'll need to cut a groove down the length of the panels, and you don't want to hit a nail with the cutter.

1/Make the rabbets in the raits in two cuts. First cut the depth of the rabbets...

1/Make the rabbets in the raits in two cuts. First cut the depth of the rabbets...

2 Then cut the width of the rabbets On the second cut. be careful not to leave the waste in between the saw blade and the rip fence If you do. it wHI kick back.

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