5 Quick Measuring Hacks – Woodworking Tips and Tricks

5 Quick Measuring Hacks – Woodworking Tips and Tricks

In this video we review 5 Quick Measuring Hacks with framing squares, rulers and a tape measure.
One thing that is constant in woodworking – there is LOTS of measuring and working with numbers and woodworkers have devised many different ways to quickly do things that doesn’t involve sitting down with a calculator or trying to work out some complicated math to get accuracy.

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50 Comments

  1. theback buddy on February 19, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    You might find a very good triangle in your wife’s quilting tools



  2. LoungeFly02 on February 19, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    0:50 Now you know the plight of most left handers when it comes to nearly everything else!



  3. Andy Prairie Dog on February 19, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    I thought I would not need a 25′ measuring tape on a construction site too. Foreman saw my little 10′ tape and said it was "CUTE". I got so much flack for my 10′ tape, it’s stuck with me to this day…19 years later even after the foreman has now passed. He passed saving 2 of his workers from a falling crane that broke off a truck. He pushed them HARD through an unfinished drywall section so they just got covered with dust.

    That 2nd hack of dividing boards…very nice.



  4. Jake Mobley on February 19, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    That center finder trick is hella useful.



  5. C C on February 19, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Not magical not a hack it’s math thanks tho



  6. Jerry Dempsey on February 19, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    I’ve seen many videos on how to make a jig for finding the center of a dowel. Your method is by far the simplest.



  7. SathyaT on February 19, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Thank you so much.



  8. mark evans on February 19, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    you lot are idiots!!! I’m totally so-called Lh? so I went out and purposely bought a Lefffft handed measure!? this so mucked me up, because I’ve been cross infected with the right-handed society, you guys your backwards method of trying to be a lefty, has interfered with your mind control, you want to be a lefty but have been infected with the right-hand mentality! so you are the ones who are confused? not us? lol, you!!!



  9. FR Rapp on February 19, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    how about drilling a pair of holes in one ruler and cutting a slot/ getting a trisquare and bolting them together!!!!



  10. Joe Blogs on February 19, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Yep, I checked my tape measure — and the numbers are upside down.. Thanks I now know what to do.



  11. Bill Wheatley on February 19, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    2nd tip dont take blade width loss into consideratio



  12. just me on February 19, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    I always glue the tab on the end of the tape measure. Otherwise, there is a chance that your measurements will always deviate slightly because there is play on the tab of most tape measures. Do you have different sizes and have you measured correctly? Glue the tab!



  13. Habibulla M on February 19, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Amazing



  14. JCM on February 19, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    So helpful!



  15. Huxley Dadog on February 19, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    I still can’t understand how NASA put people into space, let alone the moon, using such an archaic system of measurement.



  16. James Joyce on February 19, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Some great ideas Colin. I may be dating myself here, but I still use a folding rule for measuring short work the extension works great for inside measurements. They’re quick and easy and don’t flop around like tape measures. They also slip nicely into your back pocket out of the way when you’re not using it, and easy to grab when you need it.

    I always keep a few around and still have the one I used years ago as an apprentice.

    For anything under 6-8 ft ( which is most of my work now) that’s all I use.



  17. Juan Carlos Kruz on February 19, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    The second tip is great! However A must for carpenter apprentices, know your math and measurements despite any hack you learn. And apprentices, (not wood workers apparently) the triangle is called a speed square… and the L-shaped is called a framing square. Don’t get caught calling these triangles because you’ll likely get sent to find a wood stretcher, and soon be replaced by a laborer. Carpentry is a high paying skill so know your craft and tools Apprentices! Great video though sir! I love your channel sir. Thank You for posting this.



  18. Tony D on February 19, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Thank you, Great tips



  19. gunforhirenz on February 19, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    ive spent years trying too find out why tapes are printed back to front if we write with out right hand.



  20. Bret Moore on February 19, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Awesome helpful tips! Thanks!



  21. Dale Leis on February 19, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    I wish I had come across this a long time. This will also work with metal fabrication



  22. Armor Vestrus on February 19, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Brilliant.



  23. BigDaddyLegs Baker on February 19, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    WOW! You totally blew my mind.



  24. Vivian Covington on February 19, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    Nice!



  25. James Anthony Tomlinson on February 19, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Triangle? You mean Speed Square, right?



  26. Lourenco Santiago on February 19, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Good tips! Tks fir sharing. I from Brazil.



  27. Xro on February 19, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    It’s a Speed Square. SHOCKED you do not know that.



  28. Sam on February 19, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    The dividing trick is just genius…



  29. mark evans on February 19, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    you are left handed silly!!!



  30. Sca on February 19, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Woodworking should be used to teach geometry in school.



  31. Mads Wus on February 19, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    How can I use my tape measure to measure the axisting angle



  32. Bill Wheatley on February 19, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    great tip on circle



  33. Richard Hall on February 19, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    You lost me when you don’t even use a Stanley tape. Lufkin is a decent brand for homeowners but those cheap crappy little tapes you’re using usually go off measure when you run them out.



  34. Donna Longo on February 19, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    So much valuable information in just a couple of minutes, I need to go out and get some engineer squares, and finding the center of something, I make 3 tier trays and I need to get what I’m using exactly in the middle of each shelf, and it takes a long time because I like to be right down to the 32nd, that’s why it takes me so long to do stuff, so these hacks are going to save me so much time.
    First video I’ve ever seen of you, I’ve subscribed and gave you a thumbs up, thanks for the tips.



  35. Anthony Romero on February 19, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Thank you sir ,great tips there appreciate that , definitely will use them .



  36. Shane Halverson on February 19, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    So a housing or commercial isn’t as important and doesn’t need to be as "precise" as a picture frame… What a joke. Im a carpenter and ill stop you there and say you’re wrong. And its a speed square rookie.



  37. Aaron Mcghee on February 19, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    That board dividing trick was grnious…Holy smokes!!!!! 👍👍👍👍👍



  38. Carl K on February 19, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Always thought it was just me that would mark on the previous increment. I have asked other trades if they have made the same mistake but none would admit it.



  39. Tom Thumb on February 19, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Some great tips there, thanks Colin.



  40. Mike Lawrence on February 19, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Thanks for the videos. Very clever and informative. I think the clear plastic "engineer squares" are also called drafting triangles.



  41. David Fitzsimmons on February 19, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Construction triangle = Speed Square



  42. BruceEEvans1 on February 19, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! The purpose of using the angled ruler to divide a board into equal pieces was to avoid the math. But you just set yourself up to do different math with your method. And by the way, not everybody struggles with elementary school arithmetic. Half of eleven and a half is five and a half and a quarter.



  43. KPTV ADVENTURES on February 19, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Thank you sir. I’ve learned a lot from your very useful tips and tricks.



  44. Junior Massiah on February 19, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Sir u would like this one in diffeculty knowing the half of your measurement could simply take the tip if your tape and put it to the measur^ment and get it 👍



  45. 100percentgradeA on February 19, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    If your tape has fractions on it put the tools down and go back to knitting. 😄



  46. gunforhirenz on February 19, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    this is pure genius tips



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  48. Joey Reed on February 19, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Handy information



  49. flyyinryan on February 19, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    Actual tips, great video!



  50. Steve Trueblue on February 19, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    Digital tape measures must be considered now June 2021