Hand Tool Tips #2: Squaring End Grain by Hand

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Blog entry by ShannonRogers posted 04-28-2010 09:50 PM 4393 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Nothing tells you quicker how sharp your plane blade than taking a swipe across the end grain. It should go without saying that this tip requires a freshly sharpened blade. Come along and learn how I square up the end of a board using only hand tools.

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#1 posted 04-28-2010 10:39 PM

thank´s for sharing your knowledge in the old school
to us newbies in woodworking with handtools
it´s always great to see your vidioblogs
keep let them come you doing a great job


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#2 posted 04-28-2010 10:58 PM

“keep let them come you doing a great job”
Say what????

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#3 posted 04-29-2010 05:38 AM

Great tip, thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 04-29-2010 11:14 AM

Thanks for the video.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 04-29-2010 02:52 PM

my plane is never that sharp, this may come in handy

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#6 posted 04-30-2010 02:56 AM

Thanks for the tip. I will be using this method on boards that are to big to shoot. I need to get a low angle #5.

-- Marc

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