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Posted on Is there a standard sequence for writing measurements ?

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#1 posted 09-26-2020 01:54 PM

* The main thing is, when you are working on your your project and you are trying to get your cut sizes or inventory of goods, whatever it is you are trying to do, keep it simple and convert down to the simplest common item, like all inches. forget about the feet – inch dimensions, like 4 -3”, just convert that to 51 inches and save yourself a lot of headache and problems. Use inches and not Feet and Inches together when figuring your cut sizes or product amounts.

- Spaceballs

Thanks, Spaceballs. You nailed it exactly like it should be done. T x W x L. I learned that 65 years ago, at 8 years old. As far as doors as windows, take your dims to whoever you’re gonna have supply them and they will make the fit.

Engineering and Aviation go by tenths of an inch. That’s a little tough when you’re working with 16ths and don’t have have the proper tape or ruler, but it’s doable.

For woodworking, I’ve found dimensions can vary about 1/64th. The eye can’t perceive anything less. ...... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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