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Woodworking compass scribe,wood walkway ideas,wooden house plans usa - For Outdoors
Scribing is one of the key techniques for installing cabinets, countertops and built-in woodwork. Scribing is a simple technique that lets you fit cabinets, countertops, moldings and almost anything else to crooked walls.
The compass in the photo (available at home centers and hardware stores) is my favorite scribing tool, but you don't even need that for many jobs.
Using little more than a cheap compass fitted with a sharp pencil, you can easily transfer odd shapes or the profile of a wavy wall to your work piece. Once the line is scribed, it's a simple matter of filing, planing or sanding off the excess material to create a nearly seamless fit. We'll show you how to scribe countertops, cabinets, shelves and paneling and even how to fit a panel to a brick chimney.
Once you learn how to scribe, a cheap compass will be an indispensable part of your tool collection.