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Stanley 45 box #3: Preparing the Mitred Corners

10-08-2015 10:36 PM by Mitch Peacock | 3 comments »

If you remember, I left off last time, wondering whether the old pine boards were wide enough for the Stanley 45 to stand up in the box. Well, thankfully they were. Mind you, it was so close that I couldn’t plane all the slight dings out for fear of the lid not closing. Having decided on mitred corners, my first job was to shoot the ends square – an easy few minutes at the shooting board with my no.5-1/2. My shooting board fence is fixed, and half the year it seems to need a shim of up to a few thou placed at it’s mid-point to ensure accuracy. By checking the board I’m shooting with an accurate engineer’s tri-square, I can shim, or not, after just a few sh...

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