Awesome Carpentry Hack – ‘Tick Sticking’ (video)


Carpenter Leah Bolden demonstrates how to use a little know tool named a “tick stick or ticking stick”. A tick stick is used to quickly copy and make a pattern of, any odd or complicated shape, where using a ruler would be challenging.

The ticking stick was made popular by boat-builders and is a way of measuring accurately. The ingenious tool has been around for centuries.

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