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| p.2 #9 · A Pensioner's Focusarater |
Smooth transition between SI metric and Imperial units.
There must be some Canada in your DNA.
One of my great disappointments was the US retreat from converting to the metric system many years ago. I still haven't mastered such calculations as easily subtracting 5 9/32" from 8 3/8", say. . In order to conform to international standards, I used metric; also It was easier for me to write decimals rather than fractions on the pictures. I couldn't get 'metric' wood here, hence the 3/4" .
One of our 'standard' dimension of wood stock is, say, 1" x 4", which is in reality just 3/4" x 3.5". I guess because of shrinkage or trimming or something like that. I wonder what the situation is in metric countries like Canada? A standard 6 cm stock thickness perhaps?
BTW, I do like Canada, having relatives and friends there and it is the final resting place for my Mother.