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close this bookMeasuring and Scribing - Course: Manual Woodworking Techniques. Trainees' Handbook of Lessons
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View the document4. Working Rules for Measuring and Scribing

1. The Purpose of Measuring and Scribing

Measuring and scribing are essential working operations of woodworking techniques. They are necessary to guarantee accuracy of fit of wood joints as well as dimensional stability and the design of the workpieces.

Lengths or angles of an object are measured by comparing with a measuring instrument (e.g. a folding rule) on the scale of which the exact measuring rate can be read off. Scribing is transferring the required sizes on the workpieces.