Forest Ranch, CA, US

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Re: Digital Angle Gauge: What do you use yours for?

I use the Wixey and find that it gets me pretty darn close. I use a machinist square if it has to be perfect, but most times I can set up digitally and then when I check with the square I don't have to make any further adjustments. I also have a digital scale on my table saw to measure the fence to blade distance. It's great as it reads both American (nee Imperial) units as well as metric. It also works like a digital caliper so that you can move the fence a precise amount from any position; you set up for the first cut, zero the unit and then you can move the fence exactly 13mm or 1/2" or whatever without doing any arithmetic.

Now that smartphones have level apps (I use Xclinometer) I find that I can also check angles and level in the field easily as well. It doesn't work as good as the Wixey as there are no magnets and the long edge of the phone has buttons that can upset things, but even using the short ends it is still quite useful and pretty accurate.

Re: UPDATE: Hand Planing Techniques by Hendrik Varju

Looks to be excellent.

Re: UPDATED: Giveaway and Poll: The Most Requested Woodworking Gifts of 2009

After years of collecting I still find tools that I want and lumber to use them on!

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