On Sat, 23 Sep 2006 14:43:21 -0700, Robatoy wrote:
WHen I worked as a die-maker in the middle of the continent between the
oceans ... north of 'ole' and and south of 'eh' we called them 'scales'
because they were used to scale drawings / get rough measurements of steel
In our business, the drawings were often 1:1 so you could get a quick
reality check simply my holding the scale against it on the chance that
the indicated dimension was, in fact, a brain fart.
I still have & use my pocket scales (6") with a wide variety of
graduations (fractional inch, decimal inch and metric).
Even if you don't need the little lines & number, their edges are usually
pretty darned straight, making them a relatively inexpensive / moderately
accurate straight edge for gaging flatness.
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||| You just have to magnify the littlest detail don't you?
|| Why put him under a microscope?
| He's trying to be objective.
| Let it slide.
At this stage, any illumination might help - the thread is becoming a
bit out of focus...
DeSoto, Iowa USA
On Sat, 23 Sep 2006 19:25:52 GMT, "The3rd Earl Of Derby"
It says it is used in the aircraft industry. Reminds me of the
special rules I used in my early days when I formatted computer
This thread caught my eye. I'm looking for a good 24" rule, although
I prefer one with English graduations and see-through plastic.
Sometimes 12" is too short and 36" is too long.
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