Crown Mortising Gauge advice?????

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Forum topic by bonehead posted 08-14-2010 03:41 AM 967 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-14-2010 03:41 AM

I am trying to purchase my first woodworking tools and boy I am having some bad luck….

My Rikon 10-325 bandsaw vibrates.
My Ridgid jointer bought new and on clearance needs more repair than the discount is worth

I just got home from Klingspor and

I bought a Crown mortising gauge and notice the fence is a good 10 degrees from square with the post. That doesn’t seem right. Does it matter?

I also bought the new veritas dovetail saw and their honing guide and these are beautiful tools.

-- All lessons are repeated until learned

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#1 posted 08-14-2010 04:42 AM

10 degrees out of square seems like a lot. It sounds like it was involved in an accident.

Send it back if you can. You didn’t mention how it is out of square, but only 1 out of 4 won’t matter, 3 out of 4 will … so the odds are not in your favor. Return it.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 08-14-2010 05:23 AM

It’s always easier to get forgiveness than permission.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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