10 Essential Layout Tools
Ten tools that every woodworker should have to lay out the next project
Before you can cut any woodworking joint, you need to lay it out. This list of essential layout tools ensures you’ll get the job done quickly, efficiently, and precisely. For measuring you need a tape measure, combination square, double square, and 6-in. rule. For marking, make sure you have a marking knife, mechanical pencil, and marking gauge. And for angles and curves, a sliding T-bevel, dovetail marker, and 8-in. compass will round out your toolkit.