All-Purpose Layout Tool | Woodworking Project | Woodsmith Plans

All-Purpose Layout Tool

Build this handy tool in an afternoon and you’ll use it for a wide range of tasks around the shop.

When you first look at the photos, you might think this is a basic dovetail layout tool. But looks can be deceiving. There’s a lot more to it than that. You’ll found other uses around the shop for this handy tool, like laying out mortises. The nice thing about building this tool is that you can put it together in an afternoon or weekend. If you look at the drawings on the next page, you’ll see what I mean. The wood pieces are small, so it’s a good opportunity to use some exotic or special wood without worrying about breaking the bank.



What You Get:

  • 5 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
  • More than 20 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
  • Cutting diagrams, materials list, retail sources for project hardware

Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.

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