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    a good reminder for some and maybe brand new info for those of you new to hand tools

    Here is a GREAT instructional article on "Cutting a perfectly square end on a board by James E. Price


    http://contrib2.wkfinetools.com/pric...reBoard-01.asp
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    Re: a good reminder for some and maybe brand new info for those of you new to hand tools

    Easier said than done. Just ask me about dovetails even after being taught by the best.

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    Re: a good reminder for some and maybe brand new info for those of you new to hand tools

    Exactly how Richard(Greywolf) showed us how to do it in class.

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    Re: a good reminder for some and maybe brand new info for those of you new to hand tools

    Quote Originally Posted by patlaw View Post
    Easier said than done. Just ask me about dovetails even after being taught by the best.
    I felt the same way about using a router jig to do it. I took an hour of test cuts to do what I can (now) do by hand in minutes. (But I am not doing production work :-) )

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    Re: a good reminder for some and maybe brand new info for those of you new to hand tools

    Does a perfectly square end really matter at the end of the day for most woodworking applications?

    OMG, my cut on a 6" w board is out of square by 1 degree, that's a huge 7/64", but if it's only 0.5 degrees then it's reduced to 3/64". The wider the board the more pronounced something <exactly 90 degrees becomes across that width.

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    Re: a good reminder for some and maybe brand new info for those of you new to hand tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Does a perfectly square end really matter at the end of the day for most woodworking applications?

    OMG, my cut on a 6" w board is out of square by 1 degree, that's a huge 7/64", but if it's only 0.5 degrees then it's reduced to 3/64". The wider the board the more pronounced something <exactly 90 degrees becomes across that width.
    Yes,
    In hand tool woodworking I find that out of square will accumulate and eventually, you are wondering what happened!

    Now with that said can you compensate, absolutely, but acquiring and practicing the skill is the name of the game here - along with the "Tips and tricks" the "oldtimers" knew that we have lost with our "Machine mentality!"
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    Re: a good reminder for some and maybe brand new info for those of you new to hand tools

    I will cut something on the table saw and I will still true it up with the shooting board - hand tools can be very accurate.

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    Re: a good reminder for some and maybe brand new info for those of you new to hand tools

    wow, that whole site is amazing. thanks for digging it up

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    Re: a good reminder for some and maybe brand new info for those of you new to hand tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_In_Asheville View Post
    wow, that whole site is amazing. thanks for digging it up
    It is isn't it Bill?
    That is one of my "go-to's" (after NCWW of course!)

    I think our very own Mike Davis turned me onto it when I was looking for information on some old tool.
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    Re: a good reminder for some and maybe brand new info for those of you new to hand tools

    Hank, that's one of my go to sites for info. It's a great one.
    Nothing beats a try but a failure, failure is an opportunity to learn.
    http://graywolfwoodworks.wordpress.com/

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