:: Alright, so this is Carpentry 101, but I'm gonna ask it
:: Question concerns taking measurements where there is an
:: inside corner: how do you do it accurately? F'rinstance,
:: say you're sheeting the inside of a closet and are
:: measuring the wall height from floor to ceiling. You put
:: the bottom of your tape against the floor, climb up on
:: your stepstool or whatever, then wrap your tape around the
:: top corner of the wall. What then?
:: I mean, it's really hard to know just what exactly the
:: actual height is. It *looks* like 93 5/8--no, make that
:: 11/16--maybe 3/4--WTF?
:: It almost makes me want to build myself a little "story
:: pole", two long sticks grooved together with a little
:: clamp to take exact inside measurements. (I think a
:: sliding dovetail would work nicely here.)
:: How do you handle this? How did carpenters do this in the
:: olden days? What tricks do you use? How many times do you
:: just cut a piece oversize, then trim to fit?
:: The phrase "jump the shark" itself jumped the shark about
:: a decade ago.
:: - Usenet
Doesn't your tape have a movable end-piece for inside/outside measurements,
and on the body it should say "Add xx inches". Put the tape to the inside
edges, lock it, pull it down, look at the length, add whatever is required
for the tape body, and done.
've never seen a tape measure without that kind of feature; if yours
doesn't have it, buy one that does.