I had no idea that tape measures are not accurate and are a problem.
The way I work is where extreme accuracy is necessary, I normally oversize and then creep up to the final dimension by sizing and fitting, until it fits perfectly. If I have items which all need to be the same size, I set up so I only measure the first one, the rest follow with a stop block, or other means so they are all exactly the same.
Squares are a different issue which can really get me into trouble. Not many squares are actually square.
Pure mathematics is, in it's way, the poetry of logical ideas. - Albert Einstein.
Last edited by WillemJM; 03-02-2012 at 01:53 PM.