|Forum topic by JeffP||posted 02-01-2015 12:19 PM||1126 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
02-01-2015 12:19 PM
Ok, I’ll admit it, I have a problem. I have become addicted to watching woodworking videos.
In all of that watching, I have seen a good many woodworkers preface something they are doing or about to do with “I always like to…” In other words, they have developed a habit, a way of working, a rote process by which they reduce the tendency to screw up.
One of the most common ones, and one that I have not yet developed for myself is various kinds of layout markings.
The one I see the most is when somebody does a clean-up cross cut, with a jointed edge against the fence, they will often put a little “90 degree” mark at the corner that the cut created. The idea being that when they later cut that board to final length, they want to shorten the other end, since this end is good and square.
I have a few questions for the well-seasoned members here related to such marking habits:
1) Do most of you do it (layout marks in general, not just the one above)?
2) What do you mark with and why (chalk, pencil, ink, something else)?
3) Other than the above-mentioned corner thing, what other layout marks have you found helpful?
-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.