precision instruments

Winners of the Ugly Tape Contest

May the worst tape win It did. A few weeks ago, the Popular Woodworking editors and I thought it would be fun to have a little contest for readers of this blog. Being a bit of an obsessive when it comes to quality tape measures and spending years searching for the...

The Ugly Tape Measure Contest

If you’ve got the worst of the worst, we’ll send you the best of the best. My Popular Woodworking blog series about measuring tools, squares, and tapes we use: “Precision Instruments” is now complete.  Now, I thought it would be fun to have a little contest for readers of this blog. As...

A Video Guide to Measuring Tools in the Workshop

Over the last few weeks, I’ve made several posts about measuring tools in the series Precision Instruments for Woodworkers. The purpose of the series is to introduce the idea of precision through establishing standards for accuracy with a few high-quality instruments and to test all of your measuring tools against them. It’s...