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    Measurement weapon of choice?

    Anyone have any feedback on the preferred method of getting precise measurements on mitered tubing (end to end)?
    Tape measure, tailors tape, yard stick, etc...
    I've been messing around with a few things but not really exited about any of it. Any suggestions are welcomed.
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    Measurement weapon of choice?

    These are great:
    http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/pag...68&cat=1,43513


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    Oh, perfect. Thanks!

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    Harbor freight has dirt cheap aluminum versions as well:

    48 in. Aluminum Ruler

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    I've got a rule that I've riveted to a length of U-section aluminium - makes it very quick as it's always straight on the tube, and can use it for drawing straight lines on the tube to align mitres.

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    Got a cheapo aluminum at the local hardware store, don't know why I didn't think of that earlier. Works friggin great.
    Thanks all...

    That's brilliant Ben Cooper!

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    The stainless ones will last decades. I have a little 6" one that is probably at least 60 years old and has been handed down through the years. It still looks new. I think the durability of stainless over aluminum makes the extra cost worth it.

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    Shars sells a long vernier caliper that Dave Bohm recommended. There are also vernier caliper extensions, but they are obnoxiously expensive. I bought a 48" ruler from an art supply store that was really good. A decent meter stick would work well too.

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    I use this 24" caliper a lot more than I thought I would from HF
    24" Jumbo Aluminum Caliper
    I do need to pick up a 36 ruler like the Lee Valley one though.
    andy walker

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