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About basic woodworking skills for your DIY projects

Mastering some basic techniques on woodworking will make you competent at DIY projects. These include working with wood and manufactured boards – the staple ingredients of many DIY projects; assembling things with nails, screws, and adhesives; and making secure fixings to walls, floors, and ceilings. Armed with these skills and those essential tool kits you owned, it will make you equipped for a surprisingly wide range of jobs and projects.

Many of this woodworking DIY projects involve taking and working with accurate measurements. Some DIY wood products are sold in metric sizes, while others such as boards come in metric equivalents of old imperial sizes. Working in metric is more accurate, but if you are more comfortable with imperial measurements, just use them in your DIY projects. Today in the market, the tape measures are almost marked with dual-standard, so you can easily convert measurements between the two systems, as shows in the below picture.

Measuring Tape

If you prefer to use a calculator to convert the measurements between the two systems, then below is the reference conversion rate: 1 in = 25.4 mm and 1 mm = 0.03937 in

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