Matt Jackson has been in the construction trades since 1972. During his career he has worked as a remodeling contractor and auto body restoration technician and, most recently, as a framer and trim carpenter on high-end custom homes. In this video, apprentices, journeymen/women, and masters alike will find useful tips and tricks related to the carpenter’s pencil. Jackson makes a case for why rectangular lead is better suited to marking lumber than round lead, and he shares his methods for creating four different points – each with specific uses. Check out his youtube channel, Next Level Carpentry for more useful tips and tricks.
There’s Way More to a Carpenter’s Pencil Than You Think
What are the four ways to sharpen them and why aren’t they round? Master carpenter Matt Jackson has the answers.