Tips On How To Use A Tape Measure And Other Measuring Device For Woodworking
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Source What could be more frustrating than being on the few final steps of your work and finds out there is a little discrepancy on the measurements when you cut the wood? Little as it might be, but that may basically cost you to redo few processes or make necessary adjustments that could only mean additional work and time to spare.
This is basically the reason why precise and proper use of measuring tools are an essential step of woodworking.Hence, we can use these tips on how to use a tape measure and other measuring device for woodworking for a continuous and productive work.
What you will need for this tutorial: There are several kinds of measuring tools and devices used in woodworking.We might be only familiar with the tape measure, but other than that, there is also the use of the following: folding rulercarpenter's levelcalipers Perhaps, there are still a few more of these kinds of measuring devices used with different uses and purpose.
There are even traditional methods or you can get fancy and go digital and automatic using innovated designs and models.You can use whichever you find comfortable to work with, it will not matter at all.
When measuring, you will need to of course make a line on the sizes and lengths you want.Thus, measuring and markings always go hand in hand.And in this case, a pencil or a marking knife can be also added in your measuring essentials.
Measuring is a basic and an important aspect in woodworking.And it is not only measuring per se, but taking the exact and precise fit and measurement, as it is considered as the very foundation of the success and accuracy of the finish output.
Not getting the right measurement the first time will cost you a big waste on the materials, not to mention your time, effort and money.While many thinks it is easy, there are actually more to it that just positioning the ruler, tape measure or other measuring tools, and marking the designed length or width.
You will be overwhelmed from the different shapes, sizes, and materials, to the vaious kinds of cuts to make, angles, joints and the list goes on.The good news is, you don't necessarily need to be a math whiz, as with the proper techniques and practice, mastering the basic and the rest will just be a walk in the park.
Part of the process is knowing the technical language of woodworking such as: Know what the perfect fit is, as it does not necessarily mean cutting on the exact measure as there are times when certain half or quarter-inch adjustments and extra are required to execute the succeeding steps and get the right length or width desired for the project.
When to use the 'gap' and how much can be tolerable and needed in order to chieve the desired outcome.Choosing the right size of tape measure.Apparently thre are different sizes of tape measure you can use depending on your need and ease of use.
Standard tape measure has the length of 6 feet up to 30 feet.For small DIY projects for example, you may just opt for one that is the right size for your need, because the large size may be heavy and big enough to hold, hence making it difficult and uncomfortable for you to use.
The 16-foot tape measure is normally preferred.There is a difference when you use a mechanical or carpenter's pencil than using the ordinary ones when taking and marking the right measurements.Proper care of you measuring tools is part of the steps in how to use it.
Step by Step Instructions: Knowing how to properly use your measuring devices and getting the right measurement everytime is also essential for a productive and efficient work.While there may be times that few discrepancies cannot be avoided, knowing these few basic tips and steps of the trade may not hurt: Know the different parts of tape measure and its uses The tape measure consists of these three parts and elements, namely, the lock, blade and the clip.
When measuring, the lock is moved downward, after extending the blade to the desired measurement to hold it and keep it steady.There are other tape measure however that automatically locks itself once you extend the blade, which is pretty awesome and convenient...