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.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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