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Offline RW

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Doncha love it when
« on: May 26, 2008, 01:54 PM »
« Last Edit: September 09, 2009, 09:47 PM by RW »

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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Doncha love it when
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2008, 03:02 PM »
My fault. I build by sight a lot. Not a lot of detailed plans hanging around. I usually sketch what I'm thinking on paper, maybe photocopy a couple of pictures that served as inspiration for one detail or another, probably sketchup enough of the mass to get important lengths, and then go at it.
Its the Suzuki violin method of woodworking I guess. You don't have to be able to actually read the music. If you hear it, you can play it.
So I was rethinking my thought processes when I dry fit my little pembroke together and said "ah, that looks like when I get the top cut theres going to be a lot of overhang . . . that ain't right" and discovered that my sketchup drawing said cut the sides shoulder to shoulder 1' 9" 3/16 and I cut them very precisely at 19 3/16"
Oh well. Its just a couple of apron pieces.

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Great line!

The only thing I don't like about my Hilti laser rangefinder is that it displays lengths in feet and inches and I'm an inches guy. Same issue you had.

Offline Eli

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Re: Doncha love it when
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2008, 04:59 PM »
Well Michael, you could just set that Hilti to work in mm! ;D

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