Use A Pencil To Lay Out Chamfers
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Q: What's the best tool for laying out a nice, even chamfer all around a workpiece: a marking gauge or a pencil? Isaac Sanders, Starkville, MS A: For this type of task I use a pencil.A marking gauge scores the wood, marring the chamfer by cutting into the corner of the chamfer you are trying to create.
Working to a pencil line leaves a cleaner result and is accurate enough.If I'm chamfering a straight piece, I might also use a combination square to help guide the pencil.Otherwise, I just hold the pencil, using my fingers as a fence.
This also works well for curved pieces.Marking gauge leaves chipped corners.Since it marks by slicing the wood, the scored lines from the marking gauge leave the corners frayed and without sharp definition.
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