How to Square the Edge of Wood

Flattening and squaring timber by hand is no easy task, I warn you. It takes a lot of patience and a lot of visualisation to diagnose what work needs to be done.

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For those of you that do not have a workbench with a tail vice or other means of holding a board flat on a bench, I would recommend getting some Veritas Wonder Dogs/Pups. These things only require a 19mm (3/4″) hole to be drilled and you're sorted.

The pups are for shallower workbenches whereas the dogs are made for thicker workbenches.

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