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Tape Measures

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spacecadet9

07-14-2020 10:53:48




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Were you aware that today, July 14th, is national tape measure day? I believe that calls for a celebration!




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Ultradog MN

07-15-2020 16:06:14




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 Re: Tape Measures in reply to spacecadet9, 07-14-2020 10:53:48  
Reminds me of a time 45 years ago when I was working as a millwright apprentice.
The foreman hollered to me to come over there and bring my tape measure. I brought it over.
He said, "I want to measure the length of this I beam."
I pulled a foot or two out so he could grab the end.
I guess he didn't trust me to read it right and wanted to do that himself.
So he said, "No! you take the dumb end."
and snatched the tape out of my hand and gave me the end.
He was a great guy and I liked working for him.
I still use his same words and trick when someone asks me to hold the end of a tape.

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Dusty MI

07-15-2020 10:31:38




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 Re: Tape Measures in reply to spacecadet9, 07-14-2020 10:53:48  
I always like to have the end of what I'm measuring to my right, and my measuring tape/yoyo, in my left hand, then using my right hand mark the length.

But most of the yoyo's numbers are upside down then, and it is very easy to mark it wrong.

I think those yoyo's are called Right Hand.
If you search hard enough you can find a Left hand yoyo.

I have a couple of duel readers, both right and left.

I use them on my bench where I cut and fab sheet metal.

Dusty

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Caryc

07-15-2020 10:08:00




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 Re: Tape Measures in reply to spacecadet9, 07-14-2020 10:53:48  
Dija know that if you take a tape measure blade and fold it back on itself (in this case 30) all the numbers across from each other will add up to 30?

There used to be an "age gauge" trick where you put the end on the current year and look at the year you were born, your age would be the number opposite it. It doesn't seem to work though since Y2K.

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Stephen Newell

07-14-2020 19:00:06




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 Re: Tape Measures in reply to spacecadet9, 07-14-2020 10:53:48  
I don't think the holiday measures up.



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rbhuntn

07-14-2020 14:43:25




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 Re: Tape Measures in reply to spacecadet9, 07-14-2020 10:53:48  
No No No Drink twice and celebrate once.... More fun that way



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300jk

07-14-2020 14:18:12




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 Re: Tape Measures in reply to spacecadet9, 07-14-2020 10:53:48  
Well all mine that I have miss placed or lost are probably partying somewhere and their should be quite a crowd ! When is national utility knife day ? Thatíll be a big party too !



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dcarp

07-14-2020 13:53:52




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 Re: Tape Measures in reply to spacecadet9, 07-14-2020 10:53:48  
Ok, should we celebrate twice and drink once?



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Janicholson

07-14-2020 13:17:36




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 Re: Tape Measures in reply to spacecadet9, 07-14-2020 10:53:48  
I am not sure it measures up to a full day of it!! Jim



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littlepint

07-14-2020 11:11:48




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 Re: Tape Measures in reply to spacecadet9, 07-14-2020 10:53:48  
And I'm out of beer.



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