Pictures of My Machine Room (So Far)
cisin at xenosoft.com
Sun Jun 17 16:26:47 CDT 2007
> > Yeah! I'd like to be able to buy a damn 2x4 that was actually 2 inches by 4
> > inches...!
On Sun, 17 Jun 2007, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> It's called a "rough cut" 2x4 and is actually 2x4 inches, albeit with
> a finish that will tear your hands up in nothing flat. The reduced
> dimensions result from planing to size (called S4S for "surfaced 4
> sides". I often buy S2S hardwood lumber for projects because it's
> cheaper than S4S and I own a planer.
But, do they really need to plane more off than they used to?
I can remember when S4S was 1 5/8" x 3 5/8".
And inside my walls there are 2" x 4" S4Ss.
Oh, well. I guess that it is like selling disks based on their
unformatted capacity - a 2.8M ED disk is called "2.88" by IBM, and was
called "4 meg" by NeXT.
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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