Known measure Tool Chest

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  • Known measure Tool Chest

    Posted by Doug McLean on October 26, 2022 at 10:59 am

    I don’t know about you, but I’m forever measuring to a specific size. Its probably because I’m in Architectural Millwork and we have set sheet sizes. I was forever laying out an 8′ length for whatever, and then doing a markup snapping to that length.

    So I finally said, what the hell am I doing and made a ‘Set Measurement’ Tool chest.

    In it I put a 600mm, 1220mm, 2440mm, 3050mm and a 3655mm line and some squares equal to a 4 x 8, 4 x 10, and a 5 x 12 sheet. Then I saved it as a scaled tool chest. (Sorry about the metric guys…lol). I made all of these with the Sketch to Scale tools.

    What a timesaver this one tool chest has been. Whenever I need an 8′ line, I can just drop one in. Sure beats drawing one in every time.

    David Cutler replied 1 year, 5 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • David Cutler

    October 26, 2022 at 12:22 pm
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    Great idea @Doug McLean !

    I’ve done something similar with “Offset Tools”. I’ve found that I use a 5 ft offset quite often so I use a 5 ft diameter circle to make this offset. Having this tool in my “Offset Tools” toolbox is a real timesaver

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