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Posted on Any measuring tools with tenths of an inch?

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#1 posted 03-14-2017 03:10 AM

Is there some magic trick that im not privy to? i just dont see how you can end up with something that is square when like in the example i mentioned above 3/4” plywood is actually ~.7. I can see doing it if wood was somewhat close to an actual fractional size but it usually isnt.

Like when im designing a machining part i start with a trade size that is damn near actual size so i can compensate for that. Im not trying to be difficult i just am struggling how to get accuracy while wood working.

Rules like you want are available, but I ll add that I ve had an engineering degree for about four decades. I do woodwork in 16ths and 32nds, and can t even imagine doing wood projects in tenths.

Buy your tenth-graduated rules and scales, but since you are an engineer, I know you can learn to use the system of measurement that is most prevalent in your country.

- jimintx

-- As an OCD engineer I live in a perfect world with a hobby of woodworking that is anything but perfect.

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