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Re: metric Vs english syst.

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:43 pm
by Jaysen
I gave up on real “measures” when I worked with an old guy in some cabinets. He used sticks for all his measurements (I want to say he called them “winding sticks”). Once he had the base measures he used the sticks to measure length needed each piece. I’m not describing it right, but I swear his stuff was perfect.

Not sure how to get by with just the sticks without a template to start from so... I’ll probably start going toward metric since my long term plans involve “haul out not in US” :)

Re: metric Vs english syst.

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:56 am
by terrulian
Winding sticks...Jaysen, you're a woodworker, you know that "winding sticks" are two sticks that are strait, that you use to judge whether a board is flat or twisted. Different thing. You may mean "story stick" or "story pole" which is used when you mark a piece of lumber like a framing member so that you can create multiple copies without measuring.

Re: metric Vs english syst.

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:20 am
by Jaysen
Thank you. I will not deny that I may have had more than one beverage by then.

Story sticks are the answer. I was never really comfortable with winding or story sticks. You just can't screw things up with them but it just seemed wrong to me at the time. I did find that i used the method (but with string) on Lil Bit. Anyway. thank you for the correction Tony.