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Yup he has really lost it this time
Poll ended at Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:48 am
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he was crazy the day I first met him 33%  33%  [ 3 ]
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 Post subject: The best way
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:48 am 
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What is the best way to measure out a job and record it accurately?

Sorry for the long absence, no other excuse but incompetence, which I am very proficient at!

Digital camera is not the answer.....


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I usually draw it first. :wink:

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I'd vote for a knife, pencil and story sticks.


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If I am doing it, I would be doing it for myself (not for a customer) so, I just look it over and make a few quick calculations in my head and then add 20% for waste and error. This formula nearly always assures me that I will come within 50% of the actual cost.

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I work the same as Bob W but haven't been able to get to 50% of the actual cost. I must be miss figuring somewhere.

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Hey Eric,

I'll vote along with newtooth and say,
"Use a story stick".

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I sketch it up, put on a few dimentions (sometimes to scale even) and deside in my head about joints. Go get some wood and work one section at a time until it is done.
I will admit that I made a mistake today. I added 3/4" instead of subtarcting 3/4" on a face frame. First time that has ever happened! :D
Yep, I ran out of wood that had been planed for because four pieces were 1-1/2" cut too long!! :mad:

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If I understand the question correctly, it's what's the best way (in our individual opinion) to record measurements for a project, presuming it's to fit in a given space in a particular .... space.

I'd have to vote for story sticks. That whole concept was new to me before I began building cabinets for our kitchen. The basic design was done as a CAD sketch but all the actual measurements for cutting and milling the material was done from story sticks.

Literally fool proof.

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Newtooth gets the prize!! He can collect it at any time as it is a cyber pat on the the back!

Story sticks was what I was looking for. A very simple solution to many problems for all three axis.

Okay Im back home right now so I will try to post a new one from here, but the brain fog is in right now, so I will h ave to think on it (which is a real effort for a fellow like me)


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