Tips for Woodworking Measurements and Layouts
Tips for Woodworking Measurements and Layouts
These simple woodworking tricks will prevent the headaches caused by misaligned tools, inaccurate cuts and more. Sandor Nagyszalanczy demonstrates his tried and true methods for making measurements and layouts.
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First tip is one I’ve been stung by.
I try to use the same ruler and tape measure when ever I can.
The best advice for you Americans: switch to metric.
Double thumbs up!
Thanks a lot for last tip.
Once again, imperial sucks! long live metric.
7:20 the box isn’t a square, the box is a rectangle.
A square is a rectangle, but a rectangle isn’t a square. Different rules.
Great measuring tricks. Everything you say is so obvious yet are tricks of the trade most of us don’t think of.
All handy tips. I always use direct measurement whenever I can, marking parts to fit another rather than use scales at all. Also, not to start a religious war, I use metric for shop arithmetic; whole numbers are a lot easier than juggling fractions. Numbers don’t matter, only fit matters.
I’m just here so I can turn that 666 to 667. Also learn a few new tings lol
Great tip on comparing measuring devices.. on a slightly different topic my wife made some full length curtains and every time we tack stitched (before sowing) and hung the curtains up up they would not be level.. four times we did this only to discover one tape was out by 25mm over the 1.8 metre drop!!!.. we kept the branded tape and threw the non branded one away.. lesson learned.
Lol measurements with fractions… come across to metricland, just bring one ruler
7:37 notice the gap on the left bottom. Not going to get a accurate measurement.
Thanks, I learned a lot!
Nice tips, thanks!
There’s some really great tips in this video. Thanks for sharing your experience and wisdom.
Great video, thanks
Thank you for that.
If you always start at one inch from the end of the rule or scale, (burn an inch) it becomes reflex to add the inch. It is when you only do it some of the time that you get in trouble.
Alright who else saw the mouse at 6:25
That is some fuxkin nasty nails
1. Are you a finger-picking guitarist? (Noticed your right-hand fingernails).
2. Did you play the acoustic guitar recording featured in your video intro?
1:55 1/32 th of an inch. 2:08 The end stop on a tape measure is loose for a reason. It floats the thickness of the end stop for inside / outside measurements. 2:55 use a mechanical pencil. 3:20 or a marking knife. 4:52 uses a regular pencil, and the list of errors goes on and on.
Thank you! Very helpful!
This is great! Thanks!
Thank you Thank you Thank you it’s rare to hear the correct identifying terminology used to describe the tool used to draw a straight line a rule as I tell my children it’s called a rule not a ruler that’s a person who runs a country teachers have a lot to answer for cheers
Good tips, thanks!
I checked all my squares against each other. Never thought of checking my rulers. Thanks. That’s a good idea.
Sweet tricks! 😍
I go back to the old days of the imperial system of measurement, and trust me, when metric came in, my life changed. So much easier to add, subtract, multiply and divide using metric. My biggest bugbear at school was doing fractions in maths. Can anyone give me a reason why America still uses imperial measurements. I’d be interested to hear from anyone with the answer. Regardless it was a great video. Thanks. 👍🏻😁🇦🇺
I had to stop watching after seeing your fingernails run across the notches in that ruler.
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Why are the Americans still using inches. Simply baffling!
Thanks for the tips. Also I now hate imperial units even more.
Fantastic information, but I am astonished that metric measurements aren’t used.
What an great educational video!! Thank you
The end of the tape measure is meant to move. Depends whether you are measuring up to something or from something
These tips are actually pretty solid and not just clickbait lifehacks kinda shit
Another tip, let’s say you want to take a measure between two points roughly 20 inches apart. Instead of using your tape measure from zero, pick a 40 inches point as a starter. If you have an old tape measure you probably used it from zero to 10 or 20, thousands of times, but not from 40 up.
Cut your nails
I here learning
“Run your nail over them”. (4:20) That’s it for me. Never switch between rulers when possible during the process. Inaccurate. This is floored theory. It’s about how you measure not the lines or symbols. You could do almost any project with a fairly straight stick.
Measure your head twice then cut your hair once lol
There is a mouse running down by your shop vac at 6:25 haha 😂
Haha, at 6:24 in the bottom right corner of screen you got a little mouse running away.
And … if yes, do you feature in any YouTube music videos?
Great tips! Thank you!