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Old 09-03-2013, 03:20 AM   #81
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we go to the lumber yard to ask for, pay for and receive, "2x4"'s, 2x6's, etc.
What are the physical dimensions of a 2x4?
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1 1/2" by 3 1/2"
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1 1/2" by 3 1/2"
It was down to 1 3/8" there for a while. Not sure about the other.
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It was down to 1 3/8" there for a while. Not sure about the other.
Damn! Keeps getting bad
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Yeah, reloading is measured in Apothecarie weights, ie grains & did you know that 1 grain is = to 1 grain of wheat, yep.......................Metric, yeah its pretty darn easy when you realize that everything is in 10.
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Yeah, but 1/10 of a dozen is.....?
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1/10 of a dozen is.....?
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1.3 if you're talking Bakers' dozen.
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Yeah, but 1/10 of a dozen is.....?
Are we talking about standard or metric dozens?

/I cant be the only one whose heard the term "metric dozen" when talking about 10.
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What are the physical dimensions of a 2x4?
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1 1/2" by 3 1/2"
Unless left as rough sawn, then it is 2" by 4" before drying.

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Yeah, reloading is measured in Apothecarie weights, ie grains & did you know that 1 grain is = to 1 grain of wheat, yep.......................Metric, yeah its pretty darn easy when you realize that everything is in 10.
And still quite useful, for those applications.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grain_(unit)

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Are we talking about standard or metric dozens?

/I cant be the only one whose heard the term "metric dozen" when talking about 10.
Metric dozens, that is an oxymoron...
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1.3 if you're talking Bakers' dozen.
I was thinking of eggs, actually. I guess you could metrify a dozen eggs if you had the right tools. Or divide a dozen donuts into tenths...


Metric dozen.....I'll have to remember that one. It has a nice ring to it. I like "metric acre", too.
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