most pleasing ones will run from two and one-fourth to three times the width. If made more nearly square they will fall far short of being attractive.
Having the two guide lines laid on with pencil, take your line spacer which cut3 parallel lines about 18 to the inch; don't try to use a finer spacer ot first, even though practicing on a piccc of hard close grained wood. Hold the tool as shown in Figure 94 and use it with a filing motion, the same as the V-tool, advancing the cut about an inch at each stroke. Keep the tool well out in front of
you, and run it straight. Any bend or inaccuracy in the first cut will be copied and increased in subsequent cuts. The right forefinger should bear on the tool with very light pressure, the left hand adding slightly to the pressure on the point, but not guiding it. The right wrist and forearm does the guiding. Advance the cut carefully until you have two very light lines, one of them on the pencil guide line, the other close beside it. DON'T TRY TO CUT THESE LINES DEEP. The line-spacer is just what its name implies, and is not intended for deep cuts.
After cutting the first guide line, swing the stock cradle round and cut the second one in the same manner, otherwise the pencil line will be obliterated. Now go back to the first one, and continue cutting parallel lines. You may work to the right or left of the
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