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    Mark68
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    It doesn’t matter how accurate your combi-square is – if the wood you are using isn’t flat.

    Yep. Wasn’t sure what was going on until I realised one side of the piece of wood I was working with wasn’t true.

    This is day one to be fair 🙂

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

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    #548747
    prbayliss
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    Use only 2 references (face and edge) for marking and make sure they are straight.

    #548750
    Mark68
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    That will minimise the discrepancy.

    Thank you

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #625269
    Mark68
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    Warning – slightly gory pic below
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    Sliced

    Marking knives are sharp. Jumped out of the wood and almost sliced my thumb off.

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #625403
    Ecky H
    Participant

    Get well soon – and beware of the blood thirsty router plane as well!
    Don’t ask how, but it’s the tool where I got the most cuts from…

    E.

    PS: Your cut is rather deep. I cut myself with the marking knife too, but never much deeper than the skin. Therefore I assume that you work with relatively much force. Perhaps that may be a bit too much force…

    Veni, vidi, serravi.

    Münster, Germany

    #625440
    Mark68
    Participant

    Hi Ecky

    You’re right, I think I do have a tendency to force things. I’ll be a lot more careful from now on.

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #625476
    Ecky H
    Participant

    Good luck and keep in mind the words from an other great woodworker – Frank Klausz:
    “If it’s too tight – don’t force it. Just get a bigger hammer.” 😉

    E.

    Veni, vidi, serravi.

    Münster, Germany

    #625479
    GfB
    Participant

    [quote quote=625269]Warning – slightly gory pic below[/quote]

    Hehe, someone’s learning a lot today. 😛 For me, it’s a toss-up which is worse: a marking knife cut, or a newly sharpened handsaw jumping from it’s kerf onto my thumb at full speed.

    A knife wall only needs to be about 1/32 – 3/64 deep, enough to see and prevent tear-out. Too deep, and the cut is widened, which can defeat the advantage over just using a pencil.

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