Introduction: How to Accuratly Measure Between Two Holes
So you have two holes and you need to transfer the dimensions to another workpiece. This comes in handy when transfer punches are not able to be used.
Step 1: Measure Hole Sizes.
Now take your vernier calipers and measure both hole sizes. Even if hole was drilled with a certian size bit chances are it is oversized. These holes were drilled with a 3/8" bit. The holes are .378" each....
Step 2: Measure Inside Dimension
So mease the shorest distance between the holes. Mine measures 2.622". Now take one hole measurement and add to distance measurement. Mine will look as such2.622 + .378 = 3My first measurment equals 3" holes center distance.
Step 3: Double Check!!
So if you would like to make double sure.....measure the outside distance between your two holes. Mine is 3.378" . Now take one hole measurement and subtract from total distance. Should look as such3.378 - .378 = 3Again I got a distance of 3"
Step 4: Conclusion
Now you know the handy fast way of measuring between two holes. Hope this helps with future metalworking projects. Enjoy and be safe in your shop!!!