## **Engineer’s Square – Woodworking Tutorial**
In this woodworking tutorial by JaysCustomCreations, Jay Bates demonstrates a simple and easy woodworking project using his engineer’s square. Follow along as he shares his process for hand-cutting dovetail joints, providing step-by-step instructions for achieving precise and symmetrical measurements.
To start, Jay uses dividers as a replacement for a drafting compass to set equal spacing on each side of the wood. By striking a clear line, he marks out the tails and pins for the dovetail joints, ensuring the measurements are symmetrical. He also explains the importance of maintaining proper distance to achieve full or half pins.
By utilizing this efficient marking technique, Jay demonstrates how to quickly and accurately mark all of the joints. With evenly-spaced tails and properly-sized pins, he achieves a perfectly symmetrical dovetail joint.
Be sure to check out the full project video on Jay’s YouTube channel: [Full Project Video](https://youtu.be/tZXbepeTyT4)
To get the Engineer’s Square and layout dividers used in this video, visit the following links:
– [Engineer’s Square](https://lddy.no/n4xr)
– [Layout Dividers](https://lddy.no/n4d3)
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*Note: The transcript above has been edited for clarity and readability. Source: [Jay’s Custom Creations – Woodworking Tutorial](https://youtu.be/tZXbepeTyT4)*
Engineer’s Square: https://lddy.no/n4xr
Layout dividers: https://lddy.no/n4d3
Full project video: https://youtu.be/tZXbepeTyT4Christopher Bates