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#1 posted 10-01-2012 03:38 AM

Check you thicknesses at each corner with some calipers, and check for square along each side with a combination square. If it’s all even and square, you’re good.

As jmos said, people used hand planes to true up lumber for a long time before powered jointers and planers. There’s something satisfying about doing it by hand, I find, but power tools have their place too.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."


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