|Forum topic by Betsy||posted 10-22-2010 04:58 AM||1233 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
10-22-2010 04:58 AM
I’m back at these cutting boards. I’ve gone through all the steps outlined in the blog post http://lumberjocks.com/dewoodwork/blog/2597.. Which is a very good read and good instructions and all.
My problem is that apparently I can’t make a 3/4” square completely square. :-(
the issue is my measuring tools. I have a good square that I use and a good electronic caliper. However, apparently while the calipers are good for most things – they are not as accurate as I thought they were. So while I genuinely thought I had 3/4 exactly – alas—- I did not.
So here’s the question—- what brand of dial calipers do you all use? I obviously need a better set since if you don’t get your material exactly square for this project your lines will be off big time.
Any and all suggestions are welcome. (Just a caveat—- I won’t be back on line for several days—- but please reply and I’ll respond when I get back.)
Thanks in advance.
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