When I was building the “Stickley-inspired Bookcase” (from Woodworker’s Journal February 2013) recently, the plan called for six accent stiles to be cut to the same length. I didn’t have a stop block setup long enough to do it, so here was my solution. I cut the stiles overly long and taped them together tightly. Then, I trimmed one end flat and square and used that reference end to measure off the distance I needed to crosscut the other end. Result: six identical lengths.
– Joseph Kasinec