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Jeff Miller DVDAs editors, we search our two web sites ( and constantly for information for the online extras portion of all  articles and most columns – the information, we hope, is both relevant and interesting. While searching the sites, I often come across books, articles and DVDs that have scads of interesting information, including tips and techniques.

Because woodworkers are visual, I plan, over the coming weeks, to pull short snippets of some of the DVDs found at our store web site. Each clip has something useful, it’s not the same clip shared on the site (when there is a clip) and it gives you a look at what other information is found on that particular DVD.

Below is a short clip from “Foundations of Better Woodworking with Jeff Miller,” in which Jeff talks about tools used for marking. While I’ve used most of these tools for many years, I have not taken the time to think about how they are used – Jeff’s explanation of why he uses his cutting gauge the way he does was an eye-opener for me. You may agree. (Click the link above to get all the details on this DVD.)

—Glen D. Huey

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  • Sneed

    I liked the video, but I will note that as a lefty, pulling a wheel gauge, like the one Jeff is using, with the left hand tends to unscrew the wheel from the tool, and can mess up the line.

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