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Shop Tips & Tricks #8: Laying out irregular areas and surfaces

12-14-2012 02:57 AM by GnarlyErik | 10 comments »

The “Tickle Stick”Here’s a layout tip for boat work, and it comes in handy for other things too. This technique is used to accurately pick up the edges of irregularly shaped areas or surfaces and transfer them to the material to be cut. The original purpose was in taking off (measuring) bulkheads to fit accurately against a curved boat hull. The idea can also be used laying out a seat for a bay window, a countertop notched around obstructions, chair bottoms and other things....

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