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Old 26 April 2006, 08:46   #31
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What the fek is a 1/16"?

Don't you know Britian's measurement system was metricated close on 40 years ago!?

And none of them cm's either. Metres and millimeters please, unless your measuring fabric products.

Or distances - or speeds or your own weight or.......
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Old 26 April 2006, 11:48   #32
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What the fek is a 1/16"?

Don't you know Britian's measurement system was metricated close on 40 years ago!?

And none of them cm's either. Metres and millimeters please, unless your measuring fabric products.
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Too true its no wonder our industry is up the creek , there is only a handfull of people in the country capable of even maesuring properly .
Even my kids are being taught to work in cms at school . Metric is so simple and foolproof if used properly.

Here is an example I have just made a kitchen for a customer who said his cooker was 1010 long . Turns out he meant 1100 and couldn't read his tape in MM . Good job I went round and checked in time .
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Old 26 April 2006, 13:19   #33
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...Even my kids are being taught to work in cms at school .
Yeh, the maths and physics departments didn't bother to read the rules at metrication changeover time. And primary teachers....a centimeter is the limit of their accuracy anyway.

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Metric is so simple and foolproof if used properly.
Yup. I truly have difficulty using inches nowadays.
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Might seem obvious but check that there is nothing behind the hole you are cutting, wires etc
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