Ever have a board or sheet and needed to yeild 3,4,5,etc. number of equaly sized pieces?
Heres how. My example is a 10-7/32" wide board. I want 4 equal pieces.
Place the corner of a rule or tape on the edge of the board.
Now swing the rule so that 12" mark comes to the opposite edge/side of the board. I said I needed 4 pieces. Well 12/3=4, so
every 3" mark the board.You now have four equal divisions. Or you can do the math.
Point here is that a board or sheet can be divided for max yield and ripped before most can do the math. With a little ingenuity this can be applied to alot of situations.
I used this for laying out pegs for shelves. But I got even smarter and started using a piece of peg board.
Just yesterday, we used clamps after glue simply to take the bow out of the wood we were using, and it straightened everything out for us. Usually though, any time you lay up a project the clamps are...