|Forum topic by RussellAP||posted 617 days ago||3638 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
617 days ago
How many times have you had to find the halfway point between some odd numbers?
Put your tape at one end of the board and simply angle the other end till you get to an easily divisible number. Then mark the half way point, or quarters, or whatever.
Here is an example of a board measuring 2 3/4. Some of you know what half of this is, but you don’t have to know, just slide the end of the tape till the other edge is on three inches.
Then mark the 1 1/2 which is now halfway. This works on just about anything you want to divide in two, three, four…..
Olef pointed out that the tape I’m using wouldn’t give the ‘exact’ half way point, but if I didn’t have a camera in my hand I’d have started the tape on the one inch mark, or used a ruler which I usually do when I measure. I don’t like tape measures, the rivets can loosen up and make every measurement you use slightly off. I prefer a metal ruler.
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