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Default Most people have a Eureka moment ,

but I mostly have Duh moments.

I’m trying to find the centre of this metal square tubing for my lat machine in order to drill a hole ,
and I start to wander around the basement trying to find something sharp enough to scribe it with . Well eventually I come across this really small flat head screw driver that suffices .

Well later on I’m looking at the square I have been using , and wonder what the heck this little brass knob does that’s close to the level , as the bigger one is for locking it down .
So I start to spin the little one and nothing happens ?
I’m like, what could the possible purpose of adding this little knob be for , that basically does absolutely squat when you turn it?
Well I started pulling on it and presto, it’s a little pointy thing to mark your work with lol.

Let’s keep this to ourselves guys , as I don’t want others to know just how lethargic I am at times
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I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate

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First off, let me congratulate you for a: finding your square and b: figuring out how to use the pin.

But.... you should have read the instructions!!! Oh, wait they don't come with instructions cause everyone else in the world knows how to use them.

And for future reference, did you know these exist - a self-centering tape measure

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I work with a self centred guy at work , but had no idea there was a tape? Pretty neat , and I’m betting there not available at our local crappy tire

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Ok ,I never insulate
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Real men don't read instructions. They just get frustrated and throw things. Now...I don't throw things.
Use the square to mark a line across the width. Then, using the ends of the marks, use the 45 degree angle on both sides.
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Real men don't read instructions. They just get frustrated and throw things. Now...I don't throw things.
Use the square to mark a line across the width. Then, using the ends of the marks, use the 45 degree angle on both sides.
Or.....

place your square, on angle, across the width and line up full numbers on each side, like 1" and 4" - your center is at the 2" mark

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place your square, on angle, across the width and line up full numbers on each side, like 1" and 4" - your center is at the 2" mark
Or just scribe a hash mark around the ctr. area. Do the same for the adjacent corner. The intersection is the ctr.

By (buy) the way, both Summit Tools and KMS tools carry 12" centering flat rulers...they're really inexpensive. Mine was under $5.
https://www.amazon.com/STAINLESS-CEN...SIN=B001N1CMOC
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but I mostly have Duh moments.

Iím trying to find the centre of this metal square tubing for my lat machine in order to drill a hole ,
and I start to wander around the basement trying to find something sharp enough to scribe it with
I spend half the day wandering around the basement looking for one thing or another. Then I call out for my wife to come down and she finds it in no time.

If eating carrots improves the eyesight, how come there are so many dead rabbits on the roads?
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I spend half the day wandering around the basement looking for one thing or another. Then I call out for my wife to come down and she finds it in no time.
Did you ever stop and wonder why that is?
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Amen Tom. When I showed my wife this, she laughed and admitted it's true.

The more I do, the less I accomplish.
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