The Measure of All Things
In this issue’s Feedback, a reader mentions the measurements he took of a bookcase. Personally, I keep a tape measure in the inside pocket of my winter coat (for measuring the depth of the snowdrifts I’m shoveling off my Minnesota sidewalks), as well as one in my purse for those random moments when you’re out and about and you just need to measure something (you never know!).
I have one on my office bookshelves to help with project dimensions. (Coworkers “borrow” it frequently, but I’m pretty adamant about getting it back.) I’ve also used a fabric tape measure – the kind seamstresses, like my mom, use – to measure my dog’s unusually long tail (I’m telling you, you just never know what you’re going to need to measure.)
So, how about you? How many tape measures do you own? What’s the most unusual thing you’ve measured? (And, sure, I’ll also entertain guesses on the results of measuring the dog’s tail.)
Joanna Werch Takes, Woodworker’s Journal
You’ve seen Chris Marshall in Woodworker’s Journal’s print and digital pages, plus videos. In this interview, go behind the scenes and into his shop(s).
This 8-in. Low Speed Buffer from RIKON is designed to polish the surfaces of woods, metals, plastics, hardware, rocks, jewelry and more.
Coming this spring, DeWALT’s latest Woodcutting Circular Saw Blades feature patent-pending ToughTrack technology.
Recently I’ve read that soaking a rusty hand plane in citric acid will remove the rust. Have you tried it, and is this a good approach?
Readers share their projects — big and small.
Learn how to install drop leaf table hinges. This step-by-step instruction video demonstrates how to properly position drop leaf hinges on your table joint.