When drawing diagonal lines on a small piece of wood or on the end of a turning square, it's hard to hold the stock steady.

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When drawing diagonal lines on a small piece of wood or on the end of a turning square, it's hard to hold the stock steady. I've found that a cabinet scraper works well. There's enough tooth on the side of the scraper to grip the wood and hold it until you draw the lines.
—Redmond Blair, Burnaby, B.C.