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Antonio Santos
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In the recent Dining Table project, episode 2, Paul uses the string method to check a long board for straightness.
He also demonstrates how to use it in the youtube vídeo that @LiquidWood mentioned in the post up above.
Imagine that it was a board with all 4 faces with the same width, say, 2″x2″.
Is it necessary to check all the faces of the beam for straightness, using the string method?
Or just the first face, and then square the other 3?