Start Sharp, Stay Sharp: Duncan’s Wooden Surfboard Workshop Experience
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Sharp chisels, plane blades and saws in a woodworking workshop are a given; but a sharp pencil is probably the most important tool of all. There’s no place for dull or blunt when you’re doing fine woodworking, and it all starts at the marking out stage. Consider that a blunt pencil might create a line that is a couple of millimetres wide, and then think about the knock-on impact upon accuracy as you move through subsequent processes. The tail of a surfboard could vary from the template by the time you’ve marked, cut, planed and sanded back. It all starts with a sharp pencil, and stays sharp.