Using Cutting Diagrams for Woodworking

Using Cutting Diagrams for Woodworking

Ever wondered how to figure out how much material you need to buy for a project? A board foot estimate is a start, but consider laying out your parts on cutting diagrams as well for greater estimating accuracy. Here’s what to keep in mind.

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  1. Wicked Wing on January 3, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Does this process work on bees?

  2. BALD8BIL on January 3, 2022 at 8:48 pm


  3. Terranscapes on January 3, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    I love this guy. Straight forward explanations, and clearly delivered. Perhaps a very slight touch of ‘corny’, but that just adds to the charm. 🙂 Thanks for contributing to my beginner woodworking experience.

  4. Duncan Heather on January 3, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    When laying out your cutting diagram on your board, do you cut your lengths to size or do you give yourself some leeway and finish them off afterwards? If you cut them to size, how much do you allow for the saw width? Thx.