Dry-erase Markers Bring Pin-prick Accuracy

DSC_0120A useful trick working with gauges on some woods that seem to hide the gauge lines is to use a broad felt tip or jumbo dry-erase marker like the ones used on whiteboards. DSC_0121Mark roughly where the gauge lines will run with the gauge and then run the marking or mortise gauge over the marked area.

DSC_0124This works if you are sawing along the grain…

DSC_0130If you pare-cut from side grain…

DSC_0129…and if you split cut from endgrain.

1 Comment

  1. Jason on 30 September 2013 at 11:49 pm

    It’s apparent which method Paul prefers. Might be the large image. 🙂
    Great tip! I was frustrated by this very thing.