Last time that happened, I had only the guy in the mirror to blame.
Fortunately, I don't have a mirror in my shop so he didn't have to endure
my wrath. :-)
If it's important that a piece not be under a specific size, there's two
ways to handle it: Have the piece cut oversize and recut it yourself, or
tell the guy doing the cutting about the requirement. I usually use the
first method, but have occasionally used the second method.
My guess-- he marked the measurement, then cut on the "keep" side of the
mark instead of the waste side. I usually put an X on the side of the
measurement I want the blade to cut to avoid such brain-farts.
I see hardware store saws as rough cutters for convenience. I would
never use them for final cuts because I would never trust their
accuracy, straightness, or for a clean cut.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
On Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:17:17 PM UTC-4, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
I thought they cut oversize to sell you more wood.
"Can you please cut this sheet of plywood in half?
"I'm sorry, we have to cut it at 48 1/2". You'll have to go get a second sheet if you want two 48" pieces."
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