Layout, Measuring, and Marking
A good finished project starts with precision measurements and layout. Step up your accuracy and workmanship in your woodworking with these tips and techniques for layout, measuring, and marking.
I use a sharp pencil in the shop to mark crosscuts, mortise-and-tenon layouts. I see a big deal being made about marking gauges and small knives to mark the cuts. Why are these better?
I’m making a wooden toolbox for my pickup bed. How do I make a template to fit over the curved wheel well?
When routing a profile on mitered or beveled workpieces, is it better to rout the profile first and then cut the pieces, or vice versa?
When you want a graceful curved-edge tabletop, frame, or opening with a little more flare than a sta
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Nearly all woodworking projects require glue-ups, and in this video WOOD magazine's Jim Heavey demon
Maintaining clean, gap-free corner joints when installing moldings around three or even four sides of a carcase or panel can be tricky. Here’s a fail-safe method that’ll handle both situations.
WOOD magazine, Issue 266 shows you how to make a Demilune Table.