Quick Tip- Board Measurement

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Blog entry by bigchopperoo posted 06-27-2010 04:30 PM 1879 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a new weekly series of quick tips for the beginer woodworker. If you already know the tip or others to come….good for you. You are free to dance now. :-)

-- Chad Stanton, Big Chopperoo

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#1 posted 06-27-2010 05:00 PM

Good one Chad. I knew this one from my past, but I really appreciate some of you professionals sharing the more basic tips with us beginners. Without having had formal classes, interning or having a mentor some of these “simple” tips are unknown.

I will not be using favorites for the shaking routine.

Any why an out of state highway sign?


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#2 posted 06-27-2010 05:00 PM

Simple and effective tip.

I’ll be curious to see what else comes out of this blog series.

Oh, and Chad, you’ve got “mad dance skills”! ;-)

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 06-27-2010 05:26 PM

Good angle

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 06-27-2010 08:05 PM

Oh, now that’s just disturbing at 1:01. Haha!

Great tip! (uh, the measuring, that is…) The dancing sort of reminds me of “Random Dancing” on iCarly! Keep ‘em coming!


-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#5 posted 06-28-2010 04:47 PM

I did not know this really cool! Thx.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 06-28-2010 05:13 PM

I also did not know this! Thanks. Am I still a beginner?

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#7 posted 06-29-2010 07:00 AM

Great tip, scary dance :)

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#8 posted 06-29-2010 08:02 PM

Oh my gosh GREAT TIP! Its so DUH what did I not think of this already.

Hey where is all your haters?

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#9 posted 07-02-2010 08:04 PM

This also works to divide the board into any number of sections. Want thirds? Use 9 and put marks at 3 and 6. And so on.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#10 posted 07-03-2010 06:01 AM

Great tip. I did not know it.


-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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