Testing for Square Cuts

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Blog entry by Roger posted 02-16-2012 10:30 PM 7524 reads 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Your equipment will, sooner or later come out of square, and your projects will suffer from it, so, here are some good tips on this link I’d like to share with ya’ll. I know that as a “rookie”, or newbie woodworker, things like these will definitely help you out in the shop. Maybe some have already received this in your email.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#1 posted 02-16-2012 10:53 PM

Thanks Roger, I have seen these before and they are great tips

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 02-16-2012 11:47 PM

Great Link!

Just what I need. I’m just about to set up/calibrate my machines. These tips WILL help immensely and will prevent me from having to pull my hair out!

Thanks for sharing.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 02-16-2012 11:53 PM

Great Tips for those who are new to wood working and some who are not so new.

Have you ever come up against a problem when making a project that vexes you no end and you just can’t see a solution to the problem?
Later you are sitting around and the answer comes to you and it’s so simple because you’ve dealt with it before!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#4 posted 02-16-2012 11:56 PM

Very nice tips. I learned a few things that I’ll use in the future.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#5 posted 02-17-2012 12:10 AM

thought it’d be useful. no prob GW. thnx for your links. many solutions, always welcome. luv this site and all you folks

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 02-17-2012 12:26 AM

Hey Roger, great post! It’s never a bad thing to be reminded of things we should be doing to keep our machines up to par. For those of us that didn’t know these tricks of the trade, now we do. Thank you Roger.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#7 posted 02-17-2012 12:48 AM

Garagewoodworks is right on.

While these methods can tell you that your cuts are off, they lead to chasing the wind trying to get the adjustments just right.

-- Joe

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#8 posted 02-17-2012 01:33 AM

Some good, quick checks, Thanks.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 02-17-2012 05:48 AM

I have seen those Roger.
Great to refresh.


-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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