After almost 37 years of marraige we are fianly able to communicate.
Well LOML comes out to the shop holding a yard stick with her thumb nail between 3/4 and 7/8".
She says " I need you to cut me a board this thick"
to which I replied "Ok 13/16ths, how big "
She say "about this wide" (holding her hands apart about 3 ".)
"and about this long". (holding her hands 6 or 7 inches apart).
Just as she leaving the shop she turns and says make two of em.
So being the DHIA (dutiful husband I Am (the other side of SWMBO.)) I go over to the scrap bin and pull out a piece of 2x 6 fir a little over 14" long. Rip in at 3 Inches, cross cut it at 7", plane it to 13/16"
sit down and open an adult beverage, wait the approiate amount of time.
Go in the house an present the two pieces of fine woodworking to LOML.WALA she says " perfect."
Comunications is wonderful.