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.
SELECT YOUR PLAN PACKAGE
- Metric (unavailable)
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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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.