Questions tagged [tolerance]

The family of measurements that encompass whether a piece is square, plumb, proud or shy, even or straight. Essentially, is the finished product an accurate production based on the planned project.

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Perfect miters every time

I'm using a table saw to make picture frames with mitered corners. It turns out that even tiny inaccuracies in the miter angle or the lengths of the frame pieces cause gaps that make a frame look ...
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How can I cut a 90 degree angle with a table saw?

Before I start I would like to offer the obvious solution is to use some sort of sled, like a crosscut, that would give the perpendicular fence that would allow the cut. The problem with that is I was ...
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How do I cut a 45 degree bevel on a table saw with consistent dimensions?

I tried making consistent 45 degree bevels to create a cube. Cutting all edges of 6 perfect squares on the table saw with blade tilted. I also used a guide. But, regardless, there were slight ...
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My jigsaw is terrible at cutting vertically through a simple 2x4

I made some Canexican saw horses for a friend. I liked the design feature that made it so the 2x4 sat in a perfect recess and could be changed out easily. I was cutting the angles with the jigsaw, ...
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How do I avoid tearout when planing end-grain? [duplicate]

I am making a birdhouse and wanted to ensure that the two sloped sides of the box were the same height so the top flap would sit flat on both sides. I grabbed a block plane to do this and had really ...