Proper layout is essential to crisp work. This collection includes information on shop-made squares, the most accurate ways to measure using new and old tools, how to measure an ellipse and more! Don't wait, start making you layout better with The Layout Value Pack download today! English Layout Square Digital Download Based on an antique English layout square, this shop project is easy on the eyes, accurate, easily replaceable and awesome to use. Marking & Measuring: 11 Articles to Help You Zero in On Perfect Work Digital Download It's the biggest cliche in woodworking: "Measure twice, cut once." But you can't deny the basic truth that measuring (and marking what you measure) is absolutely fundamental to successful projects. In "Marking & Measuring," you'll find 11 articles to help you do better work, from how to use tools from simple squares to sophisticated dial calipers, to avoiding problems by marking your boards before you join them. Robert W. Lang sets you straight by starting things off with "Measure, Mark & Lay Out," an overview of measuring and layout. You'll discover tips on getting the most from your tools, and how errors might be a matter of perspective. Measure Twice, Cut Once eBook This PDF eBook is full of practical advice on how to improve the precision of your woodworking by making full use of your measuring and marking tools You'll learn: The correct measuring tool to use for each task, how to draw up plans How to create accurate angles and arcs How to layout cuts using story sticks and more. There's even a chapter on fixing mistakes. Professional woodworker Jim Tolpin offers solid instruction on the principles of measurement and proportion, walking you through every step of the woodworking process. From design and layout to developing a cutting list, his easy-to-follow style introduces a variety of tools (new and old) used to transfer measurements accurately to the wood. You'll learn the best cutting techniques, how to prevent mistakes before they happen, and for those unavoidable mistakes, you'll learn how to fix them so no one will know! The Elusive Ellipse by Freddy Roman Digital Download Plot an ellipse using simple geometry. Freddy breaks down the difference between a true and false ellipse and how to create both using basic tools found in every shop. The Best Sliding Bevel Gauges by Robert W. Lang Digital Download "The key to working with angles is consistency." Robert goes over the problems to look for in a sliding bevel and provides recommendations for purchasing the best tool available. The biggest difference between bevel gauges is the type of locking mechanism. The tool gives you freedom from numbers, marks on a protractor or the mental gymnastics of trigonometry. Saddle Squares by Megan Fitzpatrick Digital Download You will be able to transfer layout lines around corners quicker and more accurately with a Saddle Square. This article explains the benefits and the options available for Saddle Squares. "For the time it saves on layout and the little space it takes up, we think a saddle square is a must-have tool." Download your copy of The Layout Value Pack today!