here’s a tip that I was just made aware of and tought.
After doing my mom’s kitchen cabinets we hired a trim contractor to do the trim job and I noticed him walking around with a 6”x 12” x 3/4” piece of wood that he was writing measurements on so I asked if he reused it over and over as I was kind of getting that impression he stated yes it saves him having to buy paper over and over and he no longer has to chase down the measurements when a strong wind blows them away, made perfect since to me.
Thought I’d clear it up a bit and add an example
When an off site contractor has to preform work at a location in which entails having to make several trips inside and outside to preform cuts he lays his measurements somewhere close to his work if it’s on paper he’s always having to set something heavy on it as to keep it from blowing away, if he forgets a wind picks up then he’s off and running, clipboards would be an exception to a piece of scrap board with measurements written down on it, no worries about having to chase down your measurements.
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