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    Gday All. I hope everyone has had a good weekend.

    I promised another forum member I'd send him a bit of carbide to make a carbide scraper with (will try and post tomorrow Ed)

    Whilst I was looking through various boxes for the carbide I came across this.

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    Something else I have forgotten where (and when) I got it from (and forgotten I had) I had some old newspaper (late 1988) in the bottom of the box and this rule had somehow managed to work its way under the paper so probably been there all that time.
    Looks like it hasn't been used as it was still in a plastic bag. Probably for a machine. The good thing is its 350mm long.
    How many times have you been making something that's been just slightly longer than 305mm? I enlarged the hole in one end and now it's hanging on the wall with my 150, 305 & 600 rules.
    Almost as good as getting a new tool in the mail.


    woo hoo

    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by bollie7 View Post
    Almost as good as getting a new tool in the mail.[/FONT]

    woo hoo

    Peter
    Almost but not quite 350mm rule

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    Looks like they ran out of ink tho after 31 tho 350mm rule.

    Still a good find.

    Cheers Matt

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    Billie; Iíve only just twigged. Why are standard rulers 305mm anyway? Is it supposed to be 300mm plus a bit extra so you can actually measure around 300?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplicity View Post
    Looks like they ran out of ink tho after 31 tho 350mm rule.

    Still a good find.

    Cheers Matt
    Yeah I was thinking that myself - maybe its a Friday rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neevo View Post
    Billie; Iíve only just twigged. Why are standard rulers 305mm anyway? Is it supposed to be 300mm plus a bit extra so you can actually measure around 300?
    305mm is 12". (actually its 304.8 so 305 is close enough) Cant get away from Imperial.
    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by bollie7 View Post
    305mm is 12". (actually its 304.8 so 305 is close enough) Cant get away from Imperial.
    Peter
    Ah, of course. The imperials!

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    A while ago Daiso were selling 400mm Stainless steel rules, so much better than the 300mm ones as described by the OP. I got so used to the longer one I bought all they had, now there is one on every sawing machine in my workshop.
    Rgds,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Croc View Post
    A while ago Daiso were selling 400mm Stainless steel rules, so much better than the 300mm ones as described by the OP. I got so used to the longer one I bought all they had, now there is one on every sawing machine in my workshop.
    Rgds,
    Crocy.
    There is a Daiso near here. Not a place I frequent much though my step daughter is a big fan. I might have to go and have a look.
    thanks for the tip
    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by neevo View Post
    Billie; Iíve only just twigged. Why are standard rulers 305mm anyway? Is it supposed to be 300mm plus a bit extra so you can actually measure around 300?
    Back when I was an apprentice, those who who referred to measuring implements as "rulers" got slapped with them.. didn't make that mistake twice!

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    Hi Flo, Guys,

    Quote Originally Posted by Flo View Post
    Back when I was an apprentice, those who who referred to measuring implements as "rulers" got slapped with them.. didn't make that mistake twice!
    Yes ! I was taught that they were scales and that rulers were the Kings and Queens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flo View Post
    Back when I was an apprentice, those who who referred to measuring implements as "rulers" got slapped with them.. didn't make that mistake twice!
    Pretty much the same here. As Baron said, Rulers were Kings & Queens. We were taught that it was a rule rather than a scale though.

    150mm rule is a marvelous bit of equipment. Has lots of uses.
    Great for scratching you ankle without taking your boot off, Use it as a screw driver, a spoon for sugaring and stirring your morning cuppa, knife for spreading your Vegemite, or opening envelopes, fly swatter, flat scraper, the list goes on.
    Annnnnd in a pinch, can even be used for measuring things.



    Peter

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