Sure you can buy those fancy laser range finders and all kinds of calculators to insure that your measurements are accurate for building a house. But if you don't want to invest your grandchild's inheritance, you can learn to do them quickly and accurately without them. You don't need a math degree either. Author John Carroll provides simple techniques for highly accurate measuring, marking, and layout using a number of basic tools. Measuring Marking & Layout shows how to do the job right the first time. Copyright 1999. Soft cover, 224 pages, with drawings. Dimensions 8 x 10.