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Forum topic by Rrrandy posted 04-11-2017 02:37 AM 598 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rrrandy

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04-11-2017 02:37 AM

Here are mine. I use them on every project.

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#1 posted 04-11-2017 02:42 AM

I use the same 4 you have pictured above (the same brands it appears). I also get a lot of use from a cheap plastic triangle, compass, and a center finding ruler.

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#2 posted 04-11-2017 02:48 AM

It, of course, depends on what I’m doing. Any one of several tapes – always. A .5 pencil mechanical pencil, of course. A square with a long blade, often. Most used might be my several ruler stops. Here is both the monster version and one of the smaller ones.

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#3 posted 04-11-2017 02:53 AM

Rrrandy, what is that one thing?

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#4 posted 04-11-2017 03:13 AM



Rrrandy, what is that one thing?

- papadan

Incra T Ruler, if asking about the red t track/steel ruler. I find it handy for laying out mortises, have used it for hinges on small boxes, and a few other things but overall its precision is way over what I typically need (1/64 ths). A 0.5 mechanical pencil is needed and is positioned into the desired measurement and the square slid to mark.

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#5 posted 04-11-2017 03:20 AM

I was referring to the green circle with the big white dot on it. Just messing with Randy ;-)

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#6 posted 04-11-2017 03:24 AM



I was referring to the green circle with the big white dot on it. Just messing with Randy ;-)

- papadan


papa, I could have written a message in the white dot but this is a family site.

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#7 posted 04-11-2017 03:25 AM

LMAO

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#8 posted 04-11-2017 03:34 AM

Speaking of a family site, is it truly a family site or just a bunch of old guys with a few youngsters and women thrown in? How many participating families on here…you know, little sis, big brother, mom, dad, etc. Should dogs and cats be counted?

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#9 posted 04-11-2017 03:37 AM

Welllll….Look at my avatar! She spend most of her time in the shop with me. LOL

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eflanders

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#10 posted 04-11-2017 02:01 PM

A quality 6” combo square is my number one go-to measuring device. I’ve used cheap squares in the past, but they quickly lose square and/or legibility. Mine is a Mitutoyo. I also have a Mitutoyo digital caliper and micrometer. I’ve had many styles, types and brands of tape measures. No particular favorite but 12’ and 25’ length are found everywhere in my shop. I use straight edges often and have recently converted to mechanical pencils exclusively.

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#11 posted 04-11-2017 02:01 PM

A quality 6” combo square is my number one go-to measuring device. I’ve used cheap squares in the past, but they quickly lose square and/or legibility. Mine is a Mitutoyo. I also have a Mitutoyo digital caliper and micrometer. I’ve had many styles, types and brands of tape measures. No particular favorite but 12’ and 25’ length are found everywhere in my shop. I use straight edges often and have recently converted to mechanical pencils exclusively.

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#12 posted 04-12-2017 05:32 AM

Everything is digital readout or incra rules.

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#13 posted 04-12-2017 12:14 PM

Tape measures that stay extended when you pull them out. I cant stand the kind you have to manually lock. I have them hung off of every stationary tool, and several others floating around. Many of them are bright yellow or neon green for visibility but it is surprising how many times i will look right through on trying to fing it.

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