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Taking off/Flatten 3/8" Beveled edge (Sawing or Sanding...Dremel?)

Taking off/Flatten 3/8" Beveled edge (Sawing or Sanding...Dremel?)

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Old 02-02-16, 09:27 AM
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Question Taking off/Flatten 3/8" Beveled edge (Sawing or Sanding...Dremel?)

Hey guys, So the short version is I would like to flatten the 5/16" beveled edge (could take off up to 3/8") to line up one side of this 9" x 12" (x 5/8") wooden plaque w/ a (wood) crate that I've removed the top from. (and attach together)
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Right now, I do not have any power saws or sanders. Just a few diff. types of ordinary hand saws, block sander, and a new dremel (8100 8-Volt). Any Suggestions on how to achieve a flat, level edge? Thanks!
 
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Old 02-02-16, 09:32 AM
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Take it to Lowes and see if they will cut it for you.
 
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Old 02-02-16, 09:33 AM
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Going to need at least a cirular, table saw would be better.
Why are you trying to use that piece of wood instead of just a piece of plywood?
Any Lowers or Home Depot can cut a piece for you on there panel saw.
 
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A table saw would be best although a skil saw along with a fence would work. Anything else would be difficult to get an even/straight cut.
 
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Update: Sorry for the delay

Thanks for the tips . Yep, I ended up cutting down a couple scrap pieces of wood and making a sanding block similar to how you described and used 60 grit, then finer, etc etc. I did the same thing to shorten the back slats about 5/8" (after using a hacksaw first on those).

They sit level. They are by no means perfect, but that's ok b/c they are supposed to be "old/faux distressed" black wooden crates I am using for speaker stands in my home theater setup. They are almost done, I just need to finish the polyurethane (right one needs 1 more coat, left one just finished staining) and sand/clean 'em up a bit.
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