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Hand Tool Tips #2: Squaring End Grain by Hand

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Blog entry by ShannonRogers posted 1451 days ago 3084 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.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com



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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 1451 days ago

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

Dennis

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crank49

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#2 posted 1451 days ago

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

-- Michael :-{| Diapers and politicians both need to be changed often; and for the same reason.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 1450 days ago

Great tip, thanks for sharing.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Eagle1

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#4 posted 1450 days ago

Thanks for the video.

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

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Quin

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#5 posted 1450 days ago

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

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Marc5

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#6 posted 1450 days ago

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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