Originally Posted by c3shooter
Motto of the Army Corps of Engineers:
Measure with a Micrometer
Mark it with a grease pencil
Cut it with an axe
Pound to fit
And paint to match.
I have a very good friend who is a machinist by trade, when we help each other out with carpentry work around our places he can not get his head around the fact that 1/8" usually good enough for rough carpentry and
1/16" will always work. He can't think in anything but thousandths.