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Blog series by ShannonRogers updated 04-28-2010 09:50 PM 2 parts 7756 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Beveling An Edge

04-28-2010 09:47 PM by ShannonRogers | 3 comments »

I hate cutting bevels on my table saw. No matter what I do I get significant burning that has to be cleaned up, setting the blade and resetting to square adds time, and it can be very unsafe if not done properly. When I have limited bevel work to be done, I turn to my hand planes. This is the topic of my first hand tool tip episode.

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Part 2: Squaring End Grain by Hand

04-28-2010 09:50 PM by ShannonRogers | 6 comments »

Nothing tells you quicker how sharp your plane blade than taking a swipe across the end grain. It should go without saying that this tip requires a freshly sharpened blade. Come along and learn how I square up the end of a board using only hand tools.

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