Beta Project: An accuracy challenge

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#1

My daughter broke her ruler at school and it needed to be replaced. I saw it as a unique challenge so I made this. Getting it right in Inkscape was tricky but ultimately it came out wonderful. I am going to work on a leather case for it next. I tried it once but didn’t leave enough margin on the edges to sew it together properly.


#2

cool! What are the symbols? They look familiar, but… I can’t place them.


#3

They’re the symbols of the horoscope. Shiva’s a big fan of a comic called Homestuck where some of her favorite characters wear them on their shirts.


#4

Very nice! The accuracy of the laser makes it very versatile.
Thanks for sharing your work!


#5

Neat! :relaxed:


#6

This is great… the only thing is if I need to draw something with 20" I just need to add to my Pisces a Scorpio? :thinking: :thinking: :thinking:


#7

Nicely done! Being able to customize & personalize items such as this, is the main reason to have a toy, er, tool like this. :relaxed:


#8

So now do you have to make a new one?

:tired_face:


#9

I really should make her a 13" ruler :slight_smile:

Fun fact, my birthday falls in Ophiuchus. :slight_smile:


#10

very nice

Have you taken a caliper to it to check it?


#11

Caliper, no, I just held it up to another straight edge ruler. It matched up perfectly.


#12

The idea of personalizing school supplies for your kid is really fun. Plus it helps keep honest classmates honest if they can’t hide what they have. :wink:


#13

I have lived in metrics for too long… is an inch normally split into 16ths?

Anyway… I just carved a few of my own meter sticks, and sadly found slippage in my belts. Seeing your marks all very evenly spaced and nice and straight is very gratifying to see (Though I am curious to see if that holds true when you rotate the ruler to 45 degrees or so for engraving)


#14

Yup. Most rulers / tape measures go down to sixteenths of an inch on the non metric side.


#15

Yes, due to a genetic abnormality, most Brits/Americans are born with 16 fingers. Little known fact.


#16

I must have been adopted from space aliens, because I have to do base-20 (but then again I try to stay barefoot at all times).


#17

With a glowforge it should go to 32nds.


#18

Actually it’s from counting fingers & toes and saving the thumbs and big toes for unit placeholders. Makes perfect sense :slight_smile:

Or it could be that it’s easy to divide things into halves (1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16) but no so easy to divide things (physically) into fifths, tenths, etc.


#19

My brother actually was born with 6 fingers on each hand and my sister with 6 toes on each foot. (Both removed shortly after birth.)


#20

Interesting genetic marker, and you managed to escape?