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Old 09-03-2009, 04:19 PM
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My Leica Disto D8 arrived yesterday, and I've been playing with it ever since.

This amazing little device is going to save me a lot of time :


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Old 09-04-2009, 02:13 AM
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That's so cool, John! Will you be using that for making your coasters? Or have you something more ambitious in mind?

I loved the Germenglish voiceover. Not as bad as Arnold, but...
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:22 AM
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... Will you be using that for making your coasters? Or have you something more ambitious in mind?
Well, I just found out that my neighbor's tree is exactly 43' 6 1/4" high.

Now all I have to do is figure out how that information is useful to me.
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:27 AM
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Well, I just found out that my neighbor's tree is exactly 43' 6 1/4" high.

Now all I have to do is figure out how that information is useful to me.
How far is it from your house?
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:44 AM
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How far is it from your house?
104' 3".

Seriously, this gadget is going to come in very handy.

First, is measuring for the ducting and other piping that will run across the ceiling (and down the walls) of my shop. As well as for other projects there.

But maybe even more important is the drawings I'm doing of my house for some remodeling we're planning soon. The design software I'm using requires that the whole house be drawn in at the very start, with EVERY last dimension, including the roof. I got tired of standing on ladders (or the scissor lift) with a tape measure flapping in the breeze, only to find out later that my measurements made no sense, and I have to go up there again.
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Old 09-08-2009, 04:12 PM
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We have Hilti Model... Doesn't have all the features yours does but I don't think we'd use them. We use that little thing like crazy and it's never let us down. Annette uses all the time for measures when she goes out on them.


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104' 3".

Seriously, this gadget is going to come in very handy.

First, is measuring for the ducting and other piping that will run across the ceiling (and down the walls) of my shop. As well as for other projects there.

But maybe even more important is the drawings I'm doing of my house for some remodeling we're planning soon. The design software I'm using requires that the whole house be drawn in at the very start, with EVERY last dimension, including the roof. I got tired of standing on ladders (or the scissor lift) with a tape measure flapping in the breeze, only to find out later that my measurements made no sense, and I have to go up there again.
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:15 PM
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We use that little thing like crazy and it's never let us down. Annette uses all the time for measures when she goes out on them.
These things are fast and amazingly accurate. I just wish I would have gotten one sooner.

I re-measured my entire shop the other day and it only took a few minutes. I found out the shop is lightly smaller than I thought (about 30 sq. ft. smaller) and the ceiling is higher (17' 7").

The actual square footage is less than described on the lease, but I'm not planning on saying anything to the landlord. He's not charging me for the 900 extra sq. ft. I added with the mezzanine.
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