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Carpenters Tip for Marking Wood

Accurate pencil marks

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.

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