Pictures of My Machine Room (So Far)

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at verizon.net
Sun Jun 17 14:58:47 CDT 2007


On Sunday 17 June 2007 15:55, Fred Cisin wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Jun 2007, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> > When it comes to adding on to or modifying a structure, it's hard to
> > beat wood.
>
> When it comes to modifying, it sure would be handy if it were available in
> "standard" sizes.   2x4 is NOT 2x4, and has changed MANY times.
>
> When the second section of my house was added on in 1919, the size of the
> studs was not an exact match.  And the pieces used for the additions in
> the 1950s are very different in size.
>
> Even a sheet of 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch plywood is getting hard to find.  It
> has only shrunk about 1/32?, but that is still enough to get in the way of
> mixing old and new.
>
>
> --
> Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at xenosoft.com

Yeah!  I'd like to be able to buy a damn 2x4 that was actually 2 inches by 4 
inches...!

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