10 Steps to Getting Started in Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools #8: |Step 7| Learn how to Layout & Mark the Wood

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Blog entry by WoodAndShop posted 04-15-2014 04:20 PM 1517 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: |Step 6| Learn to Prepare Wood: Square, Flat, Straight, & Smooth Part 8 of 10 Steps to Getting Started in Traditional Woodworking with Hand Tools series Part 9: |Step 8| Joinery: Learn how to Layout & Cut Joints »

Before you can accurately cut joints to fit your wood together, you need to learn to accurately measure and layout your work pieces. My below videos will help you understand the different marking, measuring, & layout tools. They’ll also show you how to use them! If you don’t see what you’re looking for, don’t worry…I’m always adding more videos!

Understanding Marking, Measuring, & Layout Tools:

Precision is a major key to enjoying woodworking with hand tools. But, like all the other tool categories, it can be a big overwhelming to understand all the different tools and gauges for laying out, marking, & measuring: mortise gauges, marking gauges, rules, squares, dividers (compass), panel gauges, etc. Confusing huh? The above video gives a basic introduction to these measuring devices, but my marking & measuring tool buying guide goes into specific brands & features to look for.

Checkout step #8 by visiting the link below:

Shortcut to Joshua’s 10 steps:
Step 1: Buy the Right Woodworking Hand Tools
Step 2: Setup Your Workshop & Tool Storage
Step 3: Learn how to Tune, Refurbish, & Sharpen Tools
Step 4: Learn how to Use Woodworking Hand Tools
Step 5: Learn how to Design Woodworking Projects
Step 6: Learn to Prepare Wood: Square & Straight
Step 7: Learn how to Layout & Mark the Wood
Step 8: Joinery: Learn how to Layout & Cut Joints
Step 9: Learn how to Assemble & Glue-up
Step 10: Learn how to Finish the Wood

-- Joshua Farnsworth - Free Traditional Hand Tool Woodworking Tutorials:

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