Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Layout tools are instruments used by man to transfer his calculations to the material he wishes to work, in this case, wood. These tools are closely interwoven with the historical changes made in organized society, and they are used in measuring, depicting and testing operations. For man to develop these tools effectively, it was necessary that he have a system of numbering and an organized method of measurement. These tools seem to have developed slowly, forming into a natural division within the total group. The two most fundamental tools from the earliest dates found in making this study were the simple straight-edge and the flexible cord. Most of the other tools seemed to develop from this source.
Sooter, Joyce M., "A HISTORY OF LAYOUT TOOLS USED IN THE WOODWORKING SHOP" (1950). Electronic Thesis Collection. 295.