If you are DIYer or just new to carpentry you'll want to know some basic carpentry techniques, tips, tricks of the trade and ideas. I've injured myself badly several times since starting my apprenticeship (mainly when rushing to finish) including having shot myself with a nail-gun and planing a chunk of my finger off. I've damaged materials too. So, hopefully the information in this section will save you time, wasted materials and maybe even prevent some self inflicted injuries!
Carpenters need to read technical drawings with a scale ruler and then transfer the measurements on the job site. Using a scale ruler is like using a normal rule, only you need to find the side with the corresponding scale that the drawing is working to.