I enjoy and get the advantage of all your wisdom. But, I heard my Granddad use the term measure twice and cut once probably twenty years before Bob Vila was on TV.
I think it's an old carpenter's rule, and Bob Vila is no carpenter, he probably stole it from Norm Abram, now THERE's a carpenter.
You always have great and appreciated posts, so I hope you don't mind my calling you on this. I guess I never really liked Bob Vila. He ended up causing problems on This Old House and they have done much better without him. Just my opinion.
Thanks and have a great day,
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