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.
To make fast and accurate repetitive cuts, put your ruler aside and start using stops.
Enhance the look and stability of solid-wood tabletops, lids, and doors.
Learn how to glue up a 4-way veneer pattern. This technique is highlighted in WOOD magazine's
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 building a triangle and need to cut 60° bevels. My tablesaw, compound mitersaw, or portable circular saw are limited to 45° cuts. Can you please explain how to do it?
We recently purchased a set of chairs where the bottoms of the legs are cut perpendicular with the leg, causing one point of the leg to contact the floor instead of the entire end.