In planing edges test lengthways with the eye and straight-edge of some sort, and crossways by applying the try-square (Fig. 640).
A sharp knife and a straight-edge are the only tools for this work.
Strickle, strik′l, n. a straight-edge for levelling the top of a measure of grain: a template.
If it does not do so, then the straight-edge is not true and must be corrected.
The stem from a to b should first be straightened to a straight-edge on both its side and edge faces.
In marking lines with a straight-edge or ruler you must be careful that it does not slip.
Screw the stern-piece in place, and turn the boat over, and with plane and straight-edge prepare for putting on the bottom.
Square the tops and bottoms of the sides with a plane and straight-edge.
Have one edge of the straight-edge on the center of one side of the stick.
This arises from the deflection due to the weakness of the straight-edge.