Making a Straightedge: Episode 2

The next step is to clean up the saw marks using the plane, scraper and rasp or file. Then Paul scallops the side for finger grip. The straight edge can then be sighted for straightness before planing it. Once the aris has been take off, the final step is to shape the handle section using the chisel and plane.

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Making a Straightedge

Paul shows how to make a straight edge like the one he first made over 50 years ago. It has a handle in the centre and is tapered from either side of the handle to the ends. It is useful around the shop for referencing against and accurately laying out larger stock.

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