Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: 20th century
Response To:
Re: 20th century ()

Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
The value of the router plane lies when the sawing goes askew. I aim for an off-the-saw fit, but stuff happens. The router plane is a good method for using the reference face of the stretcher to return the cheek to parallel.

As far as deliberately sawing thicker, it is not a method I would choose, but it is used by a number of well-regarded woodworkers. Some cut their dovetails like this as well. Again not my preference, but it gets the job done. It's all good.

Regards from Perth

Derek

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