Hi there – bit of a newbie been lurking and trying to take it all in for a while – After a few weeks sharpening everything in sight, I decided to actually let the chisels see the wood for the first time over the weekend. Nothing too advanced, figured I’d start with the shooting board and the dovetail template.
It’s obviously going to take me a while. But even with these simple efforts, I managed to impress myself with a few straight cuts, and sharp edges, where previous attempts have failed miserably.
Unfortunately one of the mistakes I made was forgetting to square off the edge of the top board (with the wedge dadoes) of the shooting board before gluing it to the baseboard.
I now have a >90deg internal angle. The plane doesn’t work as it doesn’t engage with this edge at all, the side running on the base board and the base against the bottom of the sloped top board. I tried chisels but got worried as every way I can think of aplying them, they’ll head into the base board.
Any suggestions for how I can remedy this beyond starting again and remembering to square it off this time?
Not sure exactly what parts you are referring to that are out of square. Is it something that could be sanded back into square with a sanding block block? Or something that could be shimmed back into square? Post a picture if you can, it may help.
We are all here for pleasure, no stress allowed. So get ready to have some fun!
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