Profile scribes can be a vital tool when installing shelves or trim on an uneven wall. If you just cut your wood square, your project will be left with ugly gaps. Some people impromptu-scribe very well by simply running a pencil or protractor along the wall and work piece. I find that method to be a little awkward and tricky to do accurately. Luckily the folks at Garrett Wade tools have a fancy-pants scribing tool made in England of all places. The scribe features a metal pencil with four assorted wheels up to 3.5″ that rotate around the pencil. It is not the cheapest option, but then handy tools rarely are. Looks like a great alternative to the impromptu-scribe method. The profile scribe is available for about $30 at Garrett Wade.
About Marc Lyman
Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. . . . here's a chainsaw." A father figure also involved Marc in many home improvement projects, including a summer of home remodeling in Palo Alto, CA. Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! For his complete profile, please visit our About page. Really, it's worth it.