The Measure Videos

Part 1: FINGERS AND TOES

 

30 min, on DVD w. Parts Two and Three (30 min. ea.)



The first measurements..... Fingers &Toes ..... Palms & Cubits ..... Greek inches

Roman feet ..... Ten and the metric system ..... The USA: built on feet & inches

Rulers, Folding ..... Tapes,Steel ..... Inch& Foot markings

Take This Joist & Measure It .... Measure Twice, Cut Once

Subdivisions: halves, to quarters to eighths to sixteenths

Short lines between taller lines: the ruler marking conventions

Your call: the guesstimating game .... Sixteenths the quick way .... Thirty-seconds?

The importance of staying square .....Marking & line thickness

Ruler straight

 

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The Measure Videos

Part 2: WHAT WE NEED IS A PLAN

 

30 min, on DVD w. Parts One and Three (30 min. ea.)

 

The idea becomes the plan becomes the structure: Architects and lines on paper

Drawing to scale .... What equals a foot?: scaling up and scaling down

The measure(ment) of a plan.... Details .... Verifying scale .... Doing the Math:

the Scale Rule .... Floor Plans .... Elevations .... Sections.... Ups and Downs in the

Real World: the Plumb Bob .... Of gravity and bubbles in glass tubes: the Level

The Level Frame as reference to square & plumb .... Standing on the corner:

cross-checking, three ways to be wrong

Life on the slopes: creating an Optically level playing field

 

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The Measure Videos


Part 3: TIPS, TOOLS, & STANDARDS

 

30 min, on DVD w. Parts One and Two (30 min. ea.)

 

Real lines: Layout with string & batterboards Holding accurately: 'cutting'

inches.....Avoiding errors of accumulation .....Set up for consistent duplicates

Straight edges.....Chalkbox lines .....Angles & tools: did you say Framing Square?

Men at work: measuring the easy way: tips and shortcuts from the pros

Global standards: the Arrival of the Metric System .... Metric units of length

& their U.S. equivalents.... The precision world of tenths: calipers, micrometers,

dial guages, working tolerances .... The influence of CAD and new technology

Architectural Drafting Symbols

 

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