This Laura Kampf video has her sharing some of her favorite shop tricks for measuring, marking, and math.
I found a few things here I didn’t know about. I already knew about using tape to create a template for a circle. But what I’ve never done is sand off the excess tape around the edge. The result is a perfect copy of the original circle or opening.
Laura also shows how you can easily divide a cylinder into, say 5 pieces, by wrapping tape around the circumference of the stock, removing the tape, marking out five equal spaces along it, reapplying the tape, and then transferring the marks.
She also shares a neat trick for easily copying a weird angle for a miter joint using Post-It notes.
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