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Hand tool tips and tricks #18: No Pencil Gauge? No Sweat.

04-14-2013 11:41 PM by RGtools | 5 comments »

I do a fair bit of layout work with a pencil. I find it’s a quick way to figure things out on a unique project, or a unique piece of wood that you want to get all the cuts “just right”. Normally, I use a combination square as a pencil gauge when I am trying to get the width of a workpiece. As it happens, both my combo squares had settings I did not feel like losing, so I borrowed a very old carpenters trick. Holding your hands like this you can use a rule to mark o...

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