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.
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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.
I’m making a large circular frame to trim out a round window in an old house. The outside diameter needs to be 22", and the inside diameter 14".
I was planning on storing the MDF templates for an Adirondack chair in my garage attic, but realized the humidity may warp them. How do you preserve your templates?