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12-24-2001, 01:09 AM
I am new at woodworking. How do I use a ruler to measure wood
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12-24-2001, 09:27 AM
You simply place the one end of the ruler in line with the end of the wood you are measuring. Then find the length you want on the ruler and mark that spot on the wood.
12-24-2001, 10:23 AM
Depends; what kind of "ruler" is this? I.E.: is it a 12", 24", 36"? Or is it a 6' folding rule? Is it in fact a "ruler" or a "tape"? Is the piece of wood longer than the "ruler"? Are you trying to measure the length, width, thickness, or all three? Are you right handed or left? Do you wear prescription glasses? If so, are they bi-focal, tri-focal, hard line, soft line, or progressive lenses? From which end of the piece of wood do you want to measure from? Is the piece of wood going to be used in framing a house, exterior/interior trim work, or is this a cabinetry or furniture piece.?
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12-24-2001, 04:37 PM
Welcome Ruler Dude or Dudette ---
This is one of those questions that is next to impossible to answer online but very simple to explain to someone with a ruler in hand. I would go to your local hardware store or home improvement center and ask anyone working in their tool section over the age of say, 45 y/o, to help you and they'll have you measuring in no time!