Shop Skills Working Without Numbers Is All About Minimizing The Risk Of Mistakes Rather Than Using Graduated Scales To Transfer Measurements Use A Few Simple Tools And Tricks To Take The Frustration Out Of Woodworking
Shop skills working without numbers is all about minimizing the risk of mistakes rather than using graduated scales to transfer measurements use a few simple tools and tricks to take the frustration out of woodworking is bookmark about Magazine bookmarked by patrick with ID 1582228243 was uploaded on 19-04-2019 and has been viewed 31,934 times.
Working Without Numbers Photos by Chris Wong; Lead photo by Rob Brown Any woodworker will tell you that one of the hallmarks of fine woodworking is tight joinery.The key to gap-free joints is the ability to make precise cuts, and accurate layout is where it all begins.
Many of the tools in my shop have either metric or imperial scales, but for the greatest accuracy I don't rely on graduations at all.Whenever a distance is converted into numbers, an opportunity for error is introduced - numbers may be misread or transposed and scales on tools may be calibrated differently.
What Tools Do I Use?Although there are a few specific tools for direct measurement, it is not imperative that you have them.Most woodworkers probably already have most of the necessary tools in their shop.
When transferring relatively short depths, such as a mortise's depth or offset from a leg to apron, I prefer to use a small combination square.A pair of calipers will also do the same thing.When possible, I prefer to use the end of the two jaws to get the measurement, but if the jaws are too large, I use the depth rod at the b*tt end of...