Precision Instruments For Woodworkers — Part Two Rules And Tapes
Precision instruments for woodworkers — part two rules and tapes is post about Cnc Woodworking bookmarked by sam with ID 1802747 was uploaded on 18-04-2019 and has been viewed 331,536 times.
My daily rules.The one in black is metric.The small stainless rule is kept in my apron pocket, 6″ and 24″ PEC rules are in 5R format which is in 10ths and 100ths of an inch — decimals are very helpful if you use CAD and CNCs.
Easier than constantly converting inch fractions.Tapes and Rulers Early on, I remember reading somewhere that you should never rely on measuring tapes in a woodworking shop.Only use your rulers, never tapes.
Though I understand the conclusion suggested because tapes are heavily used and vulnerable, I thought it seemed an odd idea.In practice, I neither agree with nor follow that rule.Because I make furniture — where many part dimensions are longer than most rules, I find that using them too impractical and inconvenient in most situations.
I also don't believe in the concept of 'good tapes' and 'bad tapes' though I know a lot of woodworkers that do.Only 'good tapes' are allowed in my shop.I go to a lot of trouble to qualify all my measuring tapes and check them regularly.
If something isn't up to snuff, it's immediately removed from the shop.Using the same thinking, I spend whatever time...