Finding the Center of a Narrow Board

Skip the tape measure and use your hand. Lock your fingers in place and use them as a guide to draw a line just short of the center. That’s easy to estimate.

Skip the tape measure and use your hand.

Lock your fingers in place and use them as a guide to draw a line just short of the center. That’s easy to estimate.

Freeze that position and flip the board around to draw another line along side the first one.

Then just use your eye to mark the exact center between the two lines. Once you get used to it, you quickly find the center of any board up to six inches wide.

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