Carpenters Tip for Marking Wood
Accurate Pencil Marks
When measuring, marking and cutting wood how many times have you made a pencil mark only to go to the saw and forget which side your suppose to cut. Here is a simple but accurate carpenters tip for marking wood.
Accurate Layout Marks
Or worse you cut the wrong side of the line and now your board is too short.
A simple pencil mark can be confusing. Sometimes the line is slightly curved. Where do you cut?
Pencil Marking Tip:
Pencil marks should be crisp arrow points. The tip of the arrow is the exact mark.
To help remember which side of the arrow to cut I always put an “X” on the waste side of the arrow mark.