Layout & Measuring

With a small collection of the right tools, you can handle just about any layout task — efficiently and accurately.

Often, the first tools you pick up when starting a project are the ones used to lay out the parts and joinery. So having a complete set of these essential tools is key to getting the job started down the right road. Here's a short list of the basic layout tools that you shouldn't be without, along with tips on how to use them to get the best results.



What You Get:

  • Unlimited access to this Video Plan — a full episode of the Woodsmith Shop TV Show!
  • 9 printable (digital) pages of shop-tested tips and techniques
  • 37 full-color photos and illustrations
  • Project sources

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