What The Heck Is….A Story Board or Story Stick

What The Heck Is….A Story Board or Story Stick

When doing repetitive layouts, take the time to create a customized ruler which is otherwise known as a Story Stick. I call a Story Stick a Story Board. This video discusses why you should make one for each job with many layouts involved. This is one of the videos from our “What the Heck Is… ” video series – these are designed to be short and useful for beginning woodworkers. Our plan is to have many of these available within a short period of time – check out the Playlist.

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  1. Chuck S on October 15, 2022 at 2:58 am

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who has to flip a square around half a dozen times till it’s facing the right direction.

  2. Rich Ragan on October 15, 2022 at 2:58 am

    I like your "What The Heck" series. Nicely done.

  3. David M on October 15, 2022 at 3:04 am

    Thanks for the tip Paul. As a beginner, I often forget that and want to constantly measure.

  4. Kiran Bhat Woodworking on October 15, 2022 at 3:07 am

    I’m loving this "what the heck" series, Paul! Very useful information for woodworkers of all skill levels!

  5. Glenn Dornak on October 15, 2022 at 3:10 am

    Great idea.

  6. Phil Saladino on October 15, 2022 at 3:14 am

    I like Small workshop guy’s humor Keep it up Paul.

  7. Darin on October 15, 2022 at 3:20 am


  8. James Shavers Woodworks on October 15, 2022 at 3:24 am

    Yes Sir, story boards are very, very useful – especially when building large standing projects. I try to reference the story board throughout the build. Thanks for sharing Sir.

    Stay safe and prayerful

  9. Autotech1 on October 15, 2022 at 3:36 am

    With this video, I now know what to do with the next cabinet I make. This has been very helpful to me, thank Paul.

  10. Bob's Woodshop Bob Amarant on October 15, 2022 at 3:50 am

    HI Paul, Cool idea for a series! Keep up the good work.

  11. Jacob Rumsey on October 15, 2022 at 3:51 am

    As always, thanks for the video and your contributions to the woodworking community!