Marking Tools

One of the most important hand tools.

Measure twice, cut once

Wood is expensive, the nicer the wood, the greater the need to have accurate measurements. I have run into many situations where I would have ran out of wood if I had not remeasured the stock before I cut it.

Many people forget to include certain things when measuring. The most important one is the kerf.

Kerf - the thickness of the blade cutting the wood. Depending on the saw you use, you need to be aware how much of the wood is going to be eaten away by the blade