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seriousely its kinda embarasing but i need to learn to read a measuring tape! for my shop class, anyone have an easyway to learn?
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Measure twice cut once. That's all I can help you with.
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Wow, I think that lesson you must have slept thru... it was several years ago when they taught units of measure Here is a link that might help:

http://www.woodzone.com/articles/Read_A_Ruler.htm

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sadly - Gone are the days when reading veneer calipers without glasses was the norm
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and sometimes I measure more than twice and then cut.
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Can't help on the how too, but... Being born in the UK in 1970, I was taught metric, but brought up with imperial.
This makes measuring anything difficult because the laziness in me will say it's 4" 290mm
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Can't help on the how too, but... Being born in the UK in 1970, I was taught metric, but brought up with imperial.
This makes measuring anything difficult because the laziness in me will say it's 4" 290mm
Ha ha... that would be me to Vapo...lol.

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Jeff check out measuring tapes at lowes or home depot they have them all marked out on some of them.

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Corey, I just looked at that link and have decided to stick to metric. Anyone who finds imperial simple will find metric child's play. It doesn't surprise me that young Jeff. is having problems with measurements. It's so many years ago that I was taught imperial that I just couldn't even start to teach Jeff., but metric, most of us have ten fingers and ten toes to use if the calculator should (God forbid) breakdown.

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lol thanks for all the replies so fast! thanks for the link.
glenmore- i had one with all the measurements on it from lowes it was by kobalt but it was stolen from me along with other hand tools. So im thinking about getting one with all the measurements and one without measurements and test myself,ect..
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"and one without measurements"

Jeff, in all my 73 years I've NEVER seen a ruler without measurements, is this a Yankee type thing?

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