Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Tuesday Fun ~ 1

 











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12 comments:

  1. Love them all and I linked this post to Happy Tuesday.

    Have a fabulous day, Odie. ☺

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  2. The second is the old Intel gag.

    2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of 2.

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  3. There is nothing wrong with the measuring tapes, they are both accurate.

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  4. edutcher, where do you learn these nuggets of wisdom?

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  5. captcraig, I think you should take another look. Or am I not seeing something?

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  6. The hook needs to be able to slide 1/16th of an inch because that is the thickness of the hook. This is important for getting the correct measure when measuring inside or outside distances. All tape measures have a sliding hook. What you have pictured is an innie and an outie. If you pulled the top one and pushed the bottom one they would be reversed.

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  7. Captcraig, look again. When I look at it they're "pulling" on the same edge. One (bottom) is missing that 1/16" as you're talking about. The other (top) is missing 1/4". And look at the 1" mark on both. They are 3/16" apart, and when you look at their 2" marks they're 1/4" apart. Now the statement makes sense, huh.

    I'm a woodworker, and I know tape measures. True story: My neighbor heard me working on my table saw. So he brought over a 3 foot long by 6 inches wide piece of pine he wanted me to narrow it by 1/4". We would end up with 5-3/4". Then he hands me his tape measure to use. I kid you not, the hook was so badly bent under it used up almost 1/2". So everytime he measured something it was almost 1/2" longer. We fixed it and he remeasured.

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  8. Is that Christmas Tinner a real thing? I kind of want some for my preps. It looks like something from bachelor days.

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  9. You are right, I jumped the gun without looking at the detail.I suspect that the tape was cut short by 3/16ths during manufacture. Good call and I thought I was sharp :)

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  10. Mikey, I don't think it could be real, but let me know if you find one.

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  11. captcraig, I've had 74 years of scrutinizing things, and things like this just stick out for me.

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