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George's Fingertips - How to Easily Make Accurate Measurements

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You’ve probably seen George lay out woodworking projects using nothing but a pencil and his fingertip. It’s a very fast woodworking technique, and can be very accurate, too. With a little practice and George’s tips on using your fingertips, you can use this woodworking technique, too.

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9 Responses to “George's Fingertips - How to Easily Make Accurate Measurements”

  1. Peter Breinl

    Great with lots of practice but if the edge is straight I find a square ruler with holes for a fine pencil easier for me

  2. Jim Holland

    I learned this from my shop teacher about 65 years ago. Been using it ever since.

  3. Joe Rogers

    Thanks George. I know you make it look easy but with precise, we can all use this! Sooo much easier and quicker than measuring and snapping a line.

  4. keithm

    My Jr. High shop teacher (ca. 1963) always did the first way.. Coincidentally, his name was Mr. George. For the second way, I typically use a combo square, which I guess makes it a third way. I just find it a bit more accurate and repeatable

  5. R Ward

    Those are some working mans fingers right there George.

  6. Rose Vigil

    learned a new skill tonight.

  7. Mark Rosenwald

    Been doing it ever since my dad taught me.....around 50 years ago :-)

  8. Trevor

    Great tips George!

  9. R U Sure

    Would any splinters though cause problems with these techniques? I presume you would inspect the piece first......Great tips ! Thank you.

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