So, after a little digging, I did find the below post. I was able to confirm it works in Inkscape 0.92. I will state that I haven’t tested this on wood. So, you will want to experiment a little. Some of the above answers may be a little easier to do than this, but I had fun
In a nutshell, you can add a dash option on a line and then modify it in the XML (Ctrl + Shift + X) and follow the instructions above. Don’t worry, it’s easy and revertible.
The TL;DR is
- Open the Document Properties (Ctrl + Shift + D) and change your Custom Size Units to PX (write * down the “width” number, I got 1920).
- Convert it back to the normal units you used (I use Inches, I have 20).
- Divide the numbers (1920 / 20 = 96).
- Determine how far you want your tabs spaced apart following a line (millimeters or inches) and multiply by this number (Ex, 5" * 96 = 480), this is your first number.
- Determine how big of a gap, this is your second number,
1" = 25.4mm = 96 px
1/16" = 1.587mm = 6 px
1/32" = 0.794 mm = 3px
If you add a dash to the line (Ctrl + Shift + L, go to Stroke Style, then choose one of the “Dashes”), open the XML Editor (Ctrl + Shift + X). There will be a gray selection on your path in the left frame, then choose “Style” in the right frame. Look through the code until you find “stroke-dasharray:”. Update it with your first number, add a comma, then your second number (ex: stroke-dasharray:480, 3;).
The below is technobabble.
The “stroke-dasharray” will have a series of numbers (ex 10, 10, 20, 10). This is a repeating pattern of “on, off, on, off”. So, you can change the array to something more fitting. These units are in Pixels, not inches.
Here are some more examples:
In Inkscape, I have a template for my files that is 20" x 12". This is equivalent to 1920 x 1152, which is 96 pixels per inch. So, if I want a 0.1mm gap every 5" on the line, I will have my stroke-dasharray: 480, 0.4. (there are 3.779 pixels in a millimeter). This is an EXTREMELY small gap and may not hold up to lifting on its own, but might with enough of them.
Anyway, YMMV. Hope this helps!