Even if he could measure, he would measure and get 3.5 5.5 and 7.5 inches. And sometimes less. They have measured lumber before milling for years. Even more confusion on the way.
This is a discussion on DIY in decline because men are too wussified- UK Article on Drudge within the DIY forums, part of the General Discussion category; 2x4x12, 2x6x12, 2x8x12 So it seems that the only difference is the width, 4", 6" or 8", and the guy couldn't do that by eye ...
So it seems that the only difference is the width, 4", 6" or 8", and the guy couldn't do that by eye or even with a tape?2x4x12, 2x6x12, 2x8x12
I'm guessing he was lucky to keep the job, let alone get a raise.
I was assuming rough sawn but yes that's true for dressed timber, that have would confused the heck out of him
Not sawmill lumber, so yeah, I guess the guy didnt know they would measure 1/2" less.
We never used him again.
Funny thing tho. About 2 yrs later, his Dad and him opened a shop making and selling wood trim...That didnt last long!
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In Memory of Cpl. Bradley Coy
Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
Sail on, Hunting Hawk. You were one of a kind.
I first learned how to use tools when Dad let me "help" him on projects in his small workshop.
Later, in my early twenties, fresh out of the service and married, with no extra cash I was able to begin to put my knowledge to work.
I learned car repair for the same reason - could not afford to pay someone to do it. Today I can do anything on a car except rebuild the transmission, I've never had to do that. Pulling an engine, tearing it all the way down to the bare block and rebuilding with whatever new parts are needed, farming out only the machine shop work, is enjoyable. It's not work, or something mysterious.
In my belief system, God gives each of us a skill, a talent. Some are poets, some are mathematicians, doctors. I'm none of that - I barely graduated high school.
My God given talent is to be able to figure out how mechanical things work and fix them when they break, and build things like sheds, fences, and barns.
"There is nothing so exhilarating as to be shot at without result." Winston Churchill
"Leave the artillerymen alone, they are an obstinate lot." Napoleon
Member: VFW, American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America, Society of the 5th Infantry Division, Sons of the American Revolution.
I learned auto mechanics, wood working and household repairs by helping or watching my dad when i was a kid.
Thank God he took the time and I took the interest. Those skills have saved me thousands and thousands of dollars over my lifetime.
Hell, anyone can do that. Hold my beer and I'll show you