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This compass is made of wood pieces, a knob, a pencil and a carriage bolt. It draws larger circles than most workshop compasses. Use th...

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Measuring Tools

Top 31 Measuring Tools Projects

  1. 1. Center-Finding Tape Measure

    Need to find the center of an object but don't feel like doing the math? DIY experts have the answer.

  2. 2. Level Combo

    DIY experts offer information on a level that's more than just a level — it's also a protractor and a crown-molding angle calcula...

  3. 3. Plumb Bob

    DIY Network gives information on the Plumb Rite bob — a tool that's handy for hanging wallpaper and paneling, plumbing a wall or ...

  4. 4. Measuring Tips and Tricks

    Measuring isn't as easy as getting out a ruler or yardstick. DIY Network experts offer some helpful measuring hints to make the job fas...

  5. 5. Measuring Tools (00:20:00)

    Chris Grundy's got all kinds of stuff for your measuring needs.

  6. 6. Protractor Combo

    Need a protractor? DIY experts have a suggestion. This cool tool can find angles and even be locked into position to serve as a cutting...

  7. 7. Magnetic Tape Holster

    DIY Network shares an innovative way to keep track of your tape measure with this magnetic tape holster.

  8. 8. How to Use Winding Sticks

    Winding sticks are two same-size sticks of contrasting colors that are traditional tools for checking the evenness of a bench. Learn ho...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. Home Building (20:00)

    Chris presents Cool Tools used for your building projects.

  10. 10. Laser Tools

    DIY Network offers information on three laser tools that can make your next project a bit easier.

  11. 11. How to Use a Blindmark Drywall Marker

    One of the hardest parts of installing drywall is measuring and marking for electrical boxes. The Blindmark Drywall Marker simplifies t...

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    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  12. 12. Project Calculator

    DIY experts show why this project calculator is a great tool to have around the workshop. It can perform functions ordinary calculators...

  13. 13. Ultrasonic Measuring Tools

    DIY experts explain why the convenience of ultrasonic measuring tools may soon make rulers and tape measures tools of the past.

  14. 14. 796 Digital Micrometer (01:07)

    This micrometer is a precision instrument that you don't have to baby.

  15. 15. Using Levels

    DIY experts explore the different types of levels and how to use them.

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