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Rockler 3-in-1 Bar Gauge Simplifies Measuring

A skill which every new woodworker should master is the ability to make case work which is square. Being square might seem like the first thing you’d learn in woodworking school, but this error can sneak upon the most seasoned woodworker from time to time. I remember a woodworking project where after assembling the case, I could tell it wasn’t square simply by looking at it – a big disappointment. With my window seat bookcase project, ensuring a square interior was a tricky task. The easiest way to determine square is to measure the diagonals. When the measurements are the same, the case is square. Getting a ruler in there and getting an accurate read had me contorting my 54-year-old back and neck to a point where I simply gave up. A quick search at Rockler.com provided a solution. I ordered a Rockler 3-in-1 bar gauge. This is an inexpensive measuring tool which enables the woodworker to easily determine diagonal measurements as well as interior distances. The tool also comes with the ability to mark circles. All the …