Measure Twice, Cut Once: Simple Steps to Measure, Scale, Draw and Make the Perfect Cut-Every Time.

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Popular Woodworking Books, Jul 2, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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The First Book a Woodworker Needs!

Professional woodworker Jim Tolpin offers solid instruction on the principles of measurement and proportion, walking you through every step of the woodworking process. From design and layout to developing a cutting list, his easy-to-follow style introduces a variety of tools (new and old) used to transfer measurements accurately to the wood. You'll learn the best cutting techniques, how to prevent mistakes before they happen, and for those unavoidable mistakes, you'll learn how to fix them so no one will know!

 

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User Review  - James Eckman - Goodreads

Good measuring introduction, other books cover this to one degree or another. Read full review

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Good measuring introduction, other books cover this to one degree or another. Read full review

Contents

concepts of proportion and measurement
8
drawing techniques
20
creating working drawings and cutlists
32
Measurement and Layout tools
48
down to the lines
70
Cutting to the lines
90
preventing and fixing mistakes
110
Tool Supplier
124
B Further Reading
125
Index
126
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Jim Tolpin has been a pro cabinetmaker and woodworking journalist for 30+ years, during which he's discovered many tricks and secrets for better ways to work. He's the bestselling author of many woodworking, home building, remodeling, carpentry, and tool books.

Len Churchill's illustrated many building, tool, woodworking and furniture-building books. He also does work for magazines like Popular Woodworking, Canadian Woodworking and Canadian Home Workshop.

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