As much as we might like to believe that our various woodworking machines can produce perfect joinery every time, we’d be kidding ourselves. The truth is that accurate joinery often depends on precision to within several thousandths of an inch—a challenge under the best circumstances. That’s one of the reasons planes and other hand tools are still around; they can fine-tune machinecut joinery for a perfect fit.
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