I'm planning to build a simple stool from pieces of 2x3 wood for the legs. It's my first foray into woodworking as an adult so I'm trying to plan everything to aim for a decent result.
Bearing in mind I'm inexperienced with a saw and not gifted with my hands. How can I make the straightest cuts possible?
My current plan is to
- Mark the lines to cut with a set square and sharp pencil.
- Mount the wood to a Mitre box with a G clamp.
- Clamp the Mitre box to an adjustable workbench.
- Make the cuts on the 'waste side' with a tenon saw using long 'back strokes' to make each cut.
- Sand down any excess with an electric sander.