Rating marking tools Four degrees of accuracy

Choosing the best marking tool for your project is a matter of weigliing the amount of tolerance you're willing to accept against the readability of the lines you scribe—as well as the ease and speed with which the tool can be used. Marking knives create highly accurate lines because the flat blade rides flush against a straightedge and cuts through wood fibers and grain contours that can cause a pencil to waver. They're the tool of choice for most fine woodworking projects. Scratch awls also cut through fibers and grain, but the round shaft causes the point to be offset slightly from the straightedge. Lines scored with a scratch awl are easier to see becausc they're wider, which is especially helpful when marking softwoods. Pencils ar e popular marking tools for rough carpentry and some woodworking tasks. A regular pencil sharpened to a fine point will create a fairly precise, readable line. Lumber pencils require less frequent sharpening and create dark, highly readable lines.

USE A WHITE PENCIL to mark dark-colored wood, like hardboard or walnut.

Using Colored Pencils Wood Turnings

USE A SLIDING T-BEVEL to transfer angles to your workpiece.

MAKE A STURDY TEMPLATE from hardboard or another durable material when making multiple parts with the same profile.

TRANSFER GRID DRAWINGS to your workpiece by drawing a sealed grid, then re-creating the pattern using the grid as a reference.

USE A WHITE PENCIL to mark dark-colored wood, like hardboard or walnut.

USE A SLIDING T-BEVEL to transfer angles to your workpiece.

USE A GREASE PENCIL to mark metal, plastic and other materials that can't be marked clearly with a pencii.

MAKE A STURDY TEMPLATE from hardboard or another durable material when making multiple parts with the same profile.

ATTACH MEDIUM GRIT SANDPAPER to your toolbox to make a convenient and safe sharpener for lumber pencils.

TRANSFER GRID DRAWINGS to your workpiece by drawing a sealed grid, then re-creating the pattern using the grid as a reference.

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.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment