Metric Murphy's rule?

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Metric Murphy's rule?

Bob Potter
Bob Potter

February 17th, 2003, 10:15 pm #1

More than a dozen years ago, I bought a couple of steel scale rules, in 1/32, 1/35, 1/48, and 1/72. There really were called Murphy's rules. It occurred to me last evening as I was cutting floor joist for an Italian farmhouse that I ought to be using scale meters not scale feet. My Murphy rules are all English not metric.

My question? Does anybody make scale metric rules?

Bob
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Tom Herling
Tom Herling

February 18th, 2003, 2:13 am #2

I believe the folks at thescalecard.com offer some rulers in metric.

Tom
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Bob Potter
Bob Potter

February 18th, 2003, 9:16 pm #3

I was hoping for a ruler rather than a card. I have some of the Scalecards; they really are wizard. But for measuring I'd rather not have to move every meter or so.

Thanks again.

bob
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Jakko Westerbeke
Jakko Westerbeke

February 19th, 2003, 11:25 am #4

Shouldn't be too hard: cut a strip of card (or plastic) and mark out scale meters on it. Just make a mark every 2.85 cm (or every 1.12 inches) and you have 1:35th scale meters.
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Bob Potter
Bob Potter

February 19th, 2003, 10:20 pm #5

I really had not thought of that. I guess I was hoping to find one in metal so I would not have to worry about cutting it up by mistake.

Bob
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Jakko Westerbeke
Jakko Westerbeke

February 20th, 2003, 11:11 am #6

Even a metal one shouldn't be overly difficult to make, I should think. If you have a steel ruler that's only printed on one side, you could scratch lines into the other side, for example.
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