How to dimension lumber with handtools #3: Reference Edge

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Blog entry by LastingBuild posted 09-13-2018 01:48 PM 972 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Now that the reference face is established we move on to the reference edge. I first visualize the low and high spots and using my jack plane begin to bring down the high spots to meet the low spots. Once the edge is fairly flat, I check for flatness using my reference. Once flat, I turn my attention to assuring I have a 90 degree edge. Using a combination of the jack plane, jointers plane and smoothing plane I fine tune the edge until it is flat and square to the reference face. I mark the edge and all other measurements will then come from the reference edge and face.

If you would like to see a video tutorial check out my video link.

-- LastingBuild

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