How to Square Endgrain by Hand

Lets face it, endgrain is hard as nails and trying to get it square using a plane is an absolute nightmare. That is where the shooting board comes in.

This lessons objectives:

  • How to square endgrain
  • How to avoid breakout
  • How to check for squareness
  • To confidently choose a sharpening setup unique to you.

In this video I show you how to construct a very rudimentary and simple shooting board which will save you a lot of stress and effort in the future. Make sure to get yourself a nice accurate square to check your accuracy. An out of square component will haunt you for an entire project!

If you want to know more about the tools I'm using in this video, have a look at my clamps and planes on kit.

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