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Forum topic by Mark posted 03-03-2010 05:35 PM 1289 views 0 times favorited 56 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark

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03-03-2010 05:35 PM

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we all use a measuring tape hands down….there are the basic measurements that you must know like lumber dimensions etc BUT

What is a measurment of your own that you have scarred in your brain and why?

-- M.K.


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Sawkerf

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#1 posted 03-03-2010 05:40 PM

I’m not sure that I understand your question, but I long ago memorized the basic conversion factors to go from english to metric units, or vice versa.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#2 posted 03-03-2010 05:55 PM

13.............bad number, bad, bad, bad !!!

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 03-03-2010 06:06 PM

For me, it’s most of the decimal equivalents of the common fractions of 1” on a tape measure:
1/32 = .0312
1/16 = .0625
1/8 = .125
3/16 = .1875
1/4 = .250
3/8 = .375
1/2 = .500
5/8 = .625
7/16 = .438
3/4 = .750
7/8 = .875

...whew!!
It comes from years of use as an Architectural/Mechanical CAD designer and CNC Machinist.

For the rest of the really weird (to me) fractions like 5/32 and 11/64, I cheat and use a good ol’ calculator.

;-D

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 03-03-2010 06:15 PM

7-foot-8-and-5/8 inches…. the length of a precut stud.

Don’t ask me why that is stuck in my head. I worked in a lumber yard many years ago, and that was just an odd measurement I needed to know at the time.

I can also tell you that the VIN# of the ‘74 Mustang II I sold 28 years ago was 4F02Y209107.

But don’t ask me what I had for dinner 2 days ago. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 03-03-2010 06:22 PM

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#6 posted 03-03-2010 07:57 PM

7’ 11-5/8”. That’s the height of a mens volleyball net. And that’s my other past time when I’m not in the shop.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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#7 posted 03-03-2010 08:48 PM

you must have been eatin some weird lookin mushrooms out in the yard…whew…...i dont think ive got any burned in there…i know when i hear my name..i always think number 1…lol…does that count….har har….....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 03-03-2010 08:56 PM

Charlie – I thought you were shorter ?!?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#9 posted 03-03-2010 09:00 PM

25.7mm to an inch 12.4 half an inch 6mm a quarter of an inch and 3 mm is an eighth nominal on most sizes but for wood useable not like machining where these dimensions may be critical to the outcome.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 03-03-2010 09:51 PM

My military service number- before they used your social security number.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 03-03-2010 09:59 PM

I may be a stud, PurpLev, but I didn’t come precut. I think I was a couple of days old when that happened. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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lew

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#12 posted 03-03-2010 10:30 PM

Just saw on Fox news that some woman is trying to get a law passed to make this type of “precut” illegal on anyone under the age of 18.

See how these threads can be educational and informative- not to mention get completely off track by a bunch of guys with weird sense of humor (You and me, Charlie)

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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JAGWAH

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#13 posted 03-03-2010 10:39 PM

1/8”= .125 all other decimal equivalents I can work out from there.

345=square… and multiples there of

H2+L2=hypotenuse

15, don’t ask why I just add everything up to see if it totals 15. I do it unconsciously. My Mom, daughter and I have 15 letters in our names, for example.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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CharlieM1958

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#14 posted 03-03-2010 10:47 PM

Hey Lew, if she is successful, I don’t foresee a whole bunch of people lining up on for this on their eighteenth birthday. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 03-03-2010 11:09 PM

srsly, ouch.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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