Measuring Systems

There are primarily 2 basic systems of measure in use today, the imperial or English system, and the metric system. Click on the link for a brief description.



For most carpentry purposes, we still use the Imperial system. This system uses the foot and inch as the basic units of measure. One foot is comprised of 12 inches and the inch is broken down into fractional units such as half inch, quarter inch, one eighth inch etc. down to 16ths or 32nds of an inch. See board and the attachment.


When you have an understanding of this try your hand at the following game:
The Ruler Game