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Re: Sawmill Tape Measure
« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2019, 08:50:31 PM »
My problem with tape measures is not that they walk off - it's that my employees kill them!  This is an almost new Keson (I may have used it a dozen times) that an employee used today.  For some reason my guys manage to put a tear in the end of the tape about six inches from the end.  It causes them to hang up, cut your hand, and eventually break off.   >:(

Every nice tape that I've bought for myself ends up getting destroyed by someone else.  I'll bet that I've bought fifteen tape measures in the last 12 months.

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« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2019, 09:05:41 PM »
I saw a whole basket of those new fangled black and green ones at Tractor Supply the other day - all in the clearance basket, which is where I usually buy my tapes given the rough life they lead - can't say I was all that impressed with that color combination, left them there.  
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« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2019, 09:30:03 PM »
a tape is like a hammer, you can buy the first one for an employee and put their name on it.  If it is lost or broken, they buy their own or it can be furnished and the cost taken out of pay.  they will try a lot harder to not tear them up.  i read a good book called "tools of the trade"  and tools are like your wife, you do not lend them out, even to your best friends.  tools i will let friends use, but most of my friends return things better than they found them.  My family not so much.  That is why i do not lend my wife, she is too good already! :D :D :D  In this book the old German master tells his apprentice, " my framing square is the most dangerous tool you can borrow.  for if you drop it and knock it out of square, it will be my sad duty to kill you!"
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Re: Sawmill Tape Measure
« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2019, 10:59:11 PM »
Who is the author of the book, can t seem to find it.

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« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2019, 07:03:22 AM »
Not sure it is still in print.  I bought it at a restoration hardware years ago, and went back and got 4 more copies.  I will add info later. written by the apprentice.  It is not fiction but great stories.
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« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2019, 07:31:10 AM »
here it is.  I bought extra copies to give to friends that I used to do projects with.



 



 



 
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« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2019, 07:43:47 AM »
found it used and new on amazon.  have been looking for additional copies for years.  I actually lost these in our move years ago.  very funny and insightful short chapters.  imparts the wisdom from the point of view of the young apprentice, who at the time of writing is a master carpenter.  the cover is different.
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« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2019, 08:08:03 AM »
Just ordered it. It was only $6.00
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« Reply #48 on: August 10, 2019, 01:18:53 PM »
Thank you  I will order it too

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« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2019, 01:34:58 PM »
I just ordered one for $6.32 + 45 tax with free shipping.
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