Marking and Measurement Basics
Marking and Measurement Basics
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Measure twice cut once, a maxim of woodworking. Make sure you have the right device to measure you woodworking, and mark it correctly, or you just may have to be cutting twice. Accuracy In Woodworking
Within woodworking are those who enjoy using evolving technology of hyper-accurate measuring devices while others embrace more traditional techniques and tools. While there is plenty of room for both, everyone must realize that what works for them may not be right for someone else.
If you're like most woodworkers, you've spent a lot of time picking out the best woodworking machinery, hand planes, chisels, scrapers, rasps, clamps and all manner of specialized jigs, tools and accessories that help make your work more accurate and go more smoothly. In the process, have you given much thought to the most fundamental tools in your shop - your marking and measuring tools?
Measuring Devices and How to Read Them As a woodworker I tend to take some things for granted. That is to say things that were taught to me when I was very young, I kind of assume everybody knows, and maybe they do. But just in case, I figured it might be a good idea to go over it. Measuring and Marking We've got ten super-simple shop skills that will improve your marking accuracy. When using a compass to make circles for my chip-carving projects, there are times when I don't want to leave a hole in the center of the circle. What to do? I created a "temporary" hole from a small square of clear acrylic as shown in the drawing. For "feet," I went with self-adhesive cabinet-door bumpers.
To avoid wasting wood and ensure quality results, every woodworker hold develop good habits for measuring and marking cuts. Read the following five pointers to find out how well you "measure up" in this area.
Looking for a perfect, modestly priced item for the woodworker on your holiday shopping list? Here’s a tip: as a gift, digital measuring tools have a lot going for them. For starters, they have great gadget appeal. They’re also surprisingly affordable and much easier to wrap than a table saw. But most importantly, digital tools bring incredible accuracy and almost revolutionary convenience to a host common woodworking tasks. All in all, they’re pleasure to use.
If you're like most woodworkers, you've spent a lot of time picking out the best woodworking machinery, hand planes, chisels, scrapers, rasps, clamps and all manner of specialized jigs, tools and accessories that help make your work more accurate and go more smoothly.
Are you tired of spending too much on labor just to finish one workable woodworking project? Or are you tired of waiting for your husband to do your woodworking projects at home? Now you can save time and money! Better yet, impress your husband with these woodworking tips. Create your own tables, chairs, chest box, frames, cabinets and more. You could even jazz up those old ones and undesirable wooden pieces you’ve got at home.