how square should square be?
My never ending quest for flat square wood is progressing. very slowly I have to admit, but progressing.
anyway, now i have to ask if i'm on the same page as the rest of you.
i have a sliding table on the front of my router table, and have made a wooden jig that allows me to quickly clamp flat pieces to run them across the cutter to make flat sides.
So, i start with a 9mm thick flat piece of hardwood about 6" (150mm) roughly square,
i run the piece across the cutter to get a flat edge. By turning that wood once and repeating the cut, i get two sides at 90 degrees. but if i do all 4 sides, one from the next, i dont get 90 degrees at the end of it.
After a lot of trial, i realised I had to do 5 sides to get rid of any tolerances from the first cut.
I'm close, the final angle is ONE degree adrift, which means I'm a quarter degree out on each cut.
Without a complete redesign and lots of time and effort, my wooden jig is as good as I can get it.
Remembering my complete ignorance of this kind of thing, am I there yet?
Or is it normal to get all four completely square?