Outstanding woodworking relies on several key steps to ensure a beautiful finished product. Wood selection, properly tuned tools and careful attention to the finishing process are all critical skills to master.
One of the most essential steps is accurately measuring and marking to cut flawless joints. This article, written by Ian Kirby in Woodworker’s Journal, takes readers through the bewildering selection of marking gauges and other marking guides. From the lowly pencil to the most complicated mortising gauge, Kirby not only describes the pros and cons, but gives clear instruction on how to use them to their best advantage.
And, the article is not just for hand tool users – Galoots as they are affectionately known. Power tool enthusiasts can improve their work through the careful use of these marking guides.
Give the article a read and see how it measures up!