Nothing’s better than when the pieces of a woodworking project fit together like a puzzle — and nothing’s as frustrating as when they don’t.
Joinery that’s too tight or too loose. Assemblies that won’t get square. Tables so wobbly you debate just calling them rocking chairs.
Getting a real life project to look like the pretty picture in your head ain’t easy.
The cold hard truth is it takes practice — and countless failures (with a few scattered successes to give you hope).
However, there are some strategies that can immediately improve your accuracy in woodworking — and they’re dead easy to learn.
I know. It sounds like a line from a snake oily supplement ad.
But these techniques really are simple. Some of them might even seem intuitive to seasoned woodworkers.
And when I started using them years ago, they made an immediate difference in the accuracy of my cuts.
So today, I’m giving you my best techniques and tool tips for greater accuracy — so you can start recreating those pretty pictures in your head and flirt with perfection.