Adding fractions can be frustrating, but it’s a necessary evil in woodworking (At least until we change to the metric system). Here’s a really fast and easy way to add fractional measurements, without even doing any math. All it takes are a couple of rulers. Use them the right way, and you can direct read the answer. Easy peezy.
If you wanna go electronic…
This system works really well, but I get it if you’d rather just grab a calculator and do the math there. If that’s the case, you can’t go wrong with the Home Project Calculator from Calculated Industries. It allows you to punch in feet, inches, fractions…just the way you’d use them in your shop. Add ‘em, subtract ‘em, multiply or divide. It’s a very handy thing to have in your shop and will most likely save you from making mistakes.
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Tips, tricks and insider techniques are often what can make your woodworking easier, faster, and more enjoyable. That’s why we work hard to make sure we’re providing you with the tricks of the trade you need to be successful. Those tricks, and more woodshop tips, are definitely worth a look.