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Here is an edge shooting board for mitred edge joints on small cabinets and boxes, I have used one of these for many years, the other side is for octagonal boxes, simple to use yet extremely accurate.
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Derek,

I knew there was something "extra" about you and now I know what it is..... You like hand tools just like me
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Nice setup, Derek.

How did you go about fine-tuning the 45.000001 angle?

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Ralph, it was never a problem, my initial cuts were obviously spot on.
The only parts that would need adjusting are the two vertical 45deg. pieces, should you not cut well enough the first time.
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You know Bob, after seeing what Derek has made and what you have made, could be I could use some had tool experience. Yep I think so.

BTW the basement is a mess, running electrical. I have three ready for the home run but that will have to wait until Monday, I have a mens conference to go to this weekend at First Baptist Church Woodstock. My plan is to run these home runs and then get some sheetrock up in those areas and move main cabinet assembly down stairs and the one in the garage over. Come over some time next week if you want.

We need to get together with Joe this month and maybe the other gentleman down in Douglasville. It might be nice to do it before the 19th, having cataract surgery on the left eye.

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Ralph,
I just realised i did not really answer your post, I cut my 45deg. pieces on my sliding mitre saw, it is extremely accurate, but in instances where I want to check for positivity, I finish them off on my normal mitre shooting board, then place each one against the other, they should make 90deg, if not then shoot to alter.
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Thanks, Derek. I was just thinking about wear on the pieces that hold the plane at 45 to the edge of the workpiece, and at 90 to the reference edge. But, I suppose if wear became an issue, one could shim under the upper plane support.

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Nice jig there Derek. BTW, do you have any problems planing end grain with a 05-1/2 Jack plane?

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I've cut it twice and it's still too short! But only at one end.
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Ralph and Pete,
I have never suffered a wear problem, the one shown is fairly new, as the earlier one became damaged, but I had been using it for ten or more years, and as for the plane, no problem whatsoever, just keep it sharp.
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