Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'layout tools'

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Hand Tool Display Wall

03-16-2020 01:36 AM by Jeff100 | 8 comments »

So is it just me or when I hear the words “self quarantine”, I also hear “Perfect time for a big shop project!!” I am in deperate need of a new tool wall. The last one was just a pallet hung up on the wall with screws and nails hanging what all i could fit. Well, as the collection of hand tools grows, the wall needed to get bigger and better organized. And so it begins, Here’s roughly what needs to get hung up, all in specially designated holders ...

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Splinters of thought #7: How Do You Measure up?

10-30-2015 01:01 AM by bearkatwood | 5 comments »

Recently there have been articles discussing tape measure maintenance, selection and how to use them in the shop. My opinion is to use them at the cutoff table for large crosscuts with a radial arm or chop saw, and leave them there. There should not be a dedicated place in your woodworking tool cabinet for a tape measure. The closest I would come would be a fabric tape to measure curved work. I worked in construction for a while and used a tape for everything, I just don’t see their pla...

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Occasional Table Class (Hand Tool Build) #2: The Recommended Tool Set, the Whys and Where's (part 1)

08-13-2011 07:54 PM by RGtools | 15 comments »

Often when galoots get into discussions about tools, the focus is either on planes or saws…sometimes even chisels get some love. What seems to never get as much attention as they deserve are the layout tools. This point mystifies me, because one of the most important skills in handwork is being able to split a line, be it with a plane or a saw. Good layout tools, make sure that your line (and the cut it guides) ends up in the right place. Shown here is a 12” combination squ...

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Layout tools

04-23-2011 07:15 PM by alexis221woodworks | 0 comments »

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