Norm's Techniques on how to mark and check notches as part of a this old house tool test
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
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Norm's Techniques: Mark and Check Notches

Set the blade to the notch's depth. Hug the square to the board and, holding a pencil against the end of the blade, drag both along the board to mark the base of the notch. Use the blade's long edges to mark the width. To check the depth of your cuts, position the square as shown, bottom out the blade, tighten the knob, and read the marking.
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