An easy way to divide evenly

When you need to divide a board into equal sections, don't worry about performing elaborate mathematical calculations (such as dividing a 73A-in.-wide board into four equal portions). Instead, just lay a ruler on the board and angle it until it measures a distance easily divisible by the number of cuts. Make certain one edge of the ruler is on the "0" mark. In the example to the left the ruler is angled so that the 12 in. mark touches the far edge of the board. Dividing the board into four-pieces is easy; Just mark the board at inches 3, 6 and 9. Repeat the procedure farther down the board and use the marks to draw parallel cutting lines on the board.

Wood Working 101

Wood Working 101

Have you ever wanted to begin woodworking at home? Woodworking can be a fun, yet dangerous experience if not performed properly. In The Art of Woodworking Beginners Guide, we will show you how to choose everything from saws to hand tools and how to use them properly to avoid ending up in the ER.

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