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Measurements and Formulas

Video Overview
  • A carpenter shows how he finds an example of something he needs to build, takes measurements, designs his own version, creates a blueprint, and then makes the piece, in this case a kickplate for a horse stall.
  • Throughout the program, workers talk about the kinds of measurements they take as well as the tools and methods they use.
  • A tool maker shows how he makes a piece part from a print that specifies exact measurements and materials.
  • Later he talks about the art and precision that go into making a piece part.
  • Workers talk about the formulas they use on the job for figuring concrete, for figuring the tonnage of blacktop, to make sour dough starter.
  • A road construction foreman tells stories about the importance of accuracy in both calculating and estimating.
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