Use a piece of scrap wood to get 90 degrees while edge jointing by hand

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Blog entry by Patrick posted 05-21-2016 02:06 AM 829 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This really helped me. Hope it helps you guys. I just screwed 2 pieces of wood together to form a right angle that my plane could rest and ride on while jointing. The result was 90 degrees dead on. Watch the video here.!!

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#1 posted 05-21-2016 04:31 AM

I have a veritas #7 with the edge guide that bolts to the plane to maintain a right angle, it works well but I don’t use it as much as I should because of the time it takes to bolt onto the plane. Your two board guide is a great idea and can be used quickly with any size plane. I will be making one & thanks for the tip.

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#2 posted 05-21-2016 12:56 PM

Very clever little trick! Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 05-21-2016 02:42 PM

Great idea!

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#4 posted 05-25-2016 06:28 PM

Looks like a great idea. I will have to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

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