Reading the myriad answers to my question, apparently there is not a
planet where GIGO does not apply. LOL
It why: "I have memorized the key strokes for conversion on every
calculator/device I have, and have tape measure with inches and mm on
... and then double check. :)
I actually bought a couple of those 12' tapes you recommended and they
come in handy. Only problem I have is when I'm in some akword
position and realize I have the tape in the wrong hand to get an
accurate measurement because the wrong scale is pointed toward my work
surface. Tape is easier then having to remember 2.54 cm to the inch.
And for that very reason I don't necessarily like using a combo inch/mm
tape ... but they are handy when setting up the Festool plunge
saw/parallel guides to cut sheet goods for that initial setup to get you
close; and also for a quick reference when having to make conversions.
21.09375 * """ 25.4 """ = 535.7813 I'm going to blame the iPad keyboard
At least when I am proven wrong I'll readily admit it.
Don't you just hate it when Todd so eloquently explains something and
all you can say to yourself is Doh!
FWIW I use dimensional lumber for everything except panels.
email@example.com (Edward A. Falk) wrote in
Well, the meter was originally based on some measurement between the North
pole and equator at some specific time. It's entirely possible that using
that old method it could have grown. Hasn't been that way for over a
century, but maybe Lew still remembers when it was. *g*
A few good things that originated in California have worked their way
across the country over the years. "Right turn on red after stopping" comes
to mind. I hope this change to 25.6mm/inch does not make it!
There is always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat,
plausible, and wrong." (H L Mencken)
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