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I'm Sean from Cincinnati ohio, completely new to wood working, I recently got interested bying the tools needed to do home improvements. Now in wanting to hone what skills I have to be better, only basic stuff I've done. But I do have one question. What is the factory edge of plywood. I want to make some sleds and jigs, and not sure how to find the straightest point. I put a square against and see no light, and I've used a true steel stock as well but... I just want it to be true

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post #2 of 2 Old 06-27-2016, 10:35 PM
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factory edges

On a 4 X 8 sheet they are the long edges and the wide edges. They will normally be square relative to the face. and they will be straight down their length ...or width.
That will be straight "enough" for most woodworking projects or jigs or guides. If you rip a 12" wide piece with the factory edge against the fence, your cut edge should be just as straight as the factory edge IF you have maintained constant contact with the fence all through the cut. Nothing mysterious about that term. :smile3:

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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