Even for simple projects, before anything else can happen, the stock you're using needs to be as square as you can get it. I'm not going to get into the process here, really. I was just very happy yesterday evening when I planed up a piece and found that it was as near perfect as I could imagine.
|As I wrap the markings around the piece they will meet up on the other side. The difference between the lines shows how far out of square the piece is. In this case, I did a good job.|
So, yeah, I'm just happy with myself, that's all.