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Old Yesterday, 11:23 AM   #1
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So I was explaining to my GF (who is pretty down with the humor), that there is an official unit of measurement in the trades called CH. So I prefaced the discussion with well there are 1/8 inch guys, 16/th inch guys and then there are 32nd inch guys right? I got paired with a 32nd inch guy on this new job and I love it. So on top of that I said, there is an official unit of measurement called a CH. There is also a blade which I explained is the blade on the miter saw so a scenario goes like this; "Hey, gimme a cut at 29, an 1/8 and a CH" well working for a 32nd guy, he pointed out that a red CH is thicker than a blond CH and she laughed.
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And black is known to be the thickest

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And black is known to be the thickest
Eastern Block, typically Ukrainian, Black is thickest, and Red is the finest. With different increments in between, like blonde and average brunette
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Never had a black one lol
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Eastern Block, typically Ukrainian, Black is thickest, and Red is the finest. With different increments in between, like blonde and average brunette
Good to know if I ever work with any Eastern Bloc guys lol
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Bad habbit to be calling out CH on the private job because you never know who is around the corner or who might hear it.

But for as long as I can remember it was always "take a hair off" for 1/16" and lets say 10" heavy for 1/8"
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light or heavy
leave the mark, take the mark, split the mark
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light or heavy
leave the mark, take the mark, split the mark
Some guys are leave the mark guys, some are take the mark. My co worker also likes "give it a buzz" basically brushing the cut with the blade

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Bad habbit to be calling out CH on the private job because you never know who is around the corner or who might hear it.

But for as long as I can remember it was always "take a hair off" for 1/16" and lets say 10" heavy for 1/8"
I never call the whole thing out, or at least not loudly because yes you are right.
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Bad habbit to be calling out CH on the private job because you never know who is around the corner or who might hear it.
We always spelled it out, acronyms like, LRC, BBUC, Justa CH, FBC. Those in the general population that might inqure and be offended, just a technical term for fine adjustments. For those who won't take offense ... a good chuckle.

1/8" in my world would be like a strong (3) BBUCs
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We always spelled it out, acronyms like, LRC, BBUC, Justa CH, FBC. Those in the general population that might inqure and be offended, just a technical term for fine adjustments. For those who won't take offense ... a good chuckle.

1/8" in my world would be like a strong (3) BBUCs
Right? Good for a chuckle, that's the point, make the job fun
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Funny,

Hey Chris you know this is a public forum right? Careful. You never know who sees it
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Funny,

Hey Chris you know this is a public forum right? Careful. You never know who sees it
Yes which is why I mentioned I told the story to my GF and why I (nor did anyone else), mention what it stood for. I've adminned enough online stuff to know it's skirting the line as it is.
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What....we can't say curly hair?
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What....we can't say curly hair?
you can say curly hair, of course, just don't ever do the "the curly hairs" that'll get you in trouble. And the latter statement (CMA CYA) I just want to make sure y'all understand that is totally off topic and unrelated to the subject here
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I was lucky to work under an experienced carpenter named Walter Nelson. Another carpy that always whistled or hummed.

Sometimes he'd hand me back a leg from door casing I'd just cut and say "Johnny, add some fiserictum to the long end of this one would ya?"
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Sometimes he'd hand me back a leg from door casing I'd just cut and say "Johnny, add some fiserictum to the long end of this one would ya?"
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FISER-From Old Norse físa (“to break wind”), from Proto-Germanic *fīsaną (“to break wind”).


ICTUM- From Latin ictus (“a blow”), from īco (“I hit, strike, or smite”; “I stab or sting”).

So basically smite it with a lutefisk fart?
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Lot of time when I measure it is plus or minus such and such.
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Plus or minus in my world is a sixteenth either way.


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