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Box end wrenches are seldom dead on. The nut may be 1" but the wrench has to be larger to fit over it. Also if you sharpen the top you have to be really really deligent about holding the bottom of the wrench against the wood or you get the wrong size.
I use that method for my mirror tenons. I drilled a hole with a 3/8" drill bit (drill bits also don't drill perfect holes in wood) Then I turned a tenon to exactly fit the hole. Then I found a 3/8" wrench and heated it so I could hammer the jaw shut a little bit. Then I filed it out to exactly fit the 3/8" tenon I turned. Now it and the drill bit stay together in my tool box.
Better method is to use a dial caliper. Set it just a little large and use the parting tool to make it just slide over the turned dowel. After than you can use the parting tool skewed at an angle sort of like a mini skew to take off just a few thousands and check it frequently. I prefer to use a skew for this but many don't like the skew.
 
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