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    This afternoon I unexpectedly had five minutes of spare time, so I thought I could give a break from my job duties and work on an "old" project of mine about a Straight Razor Ruler. The project consists in a tiny Postscript language file I started in 2007 and today I thought I would have added a horizontal ruler in order to measure the length of blade as well. After five years of service, I think it would deserve an improvement!
    This ruler helped me a lot in measuring the size of blades of the razors I bought and buy for my collection. You know, here in the "Old Europe" we do not make use of inches as we are more familiar with the centimeters.
    You know razors are measured in inches and fractions of it, so this could be useful to give both the size of the blade as well as an idea of it, therefore to check it out in order to see if the blade corresponds to what it is supposed to be or not.
    I am sharing this with you: maybe you can provide new input or ideas in order to improve this ruler and to make it even better.

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    The "Razorguy" Straight Razor Ruler

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    The ruler measuring a "Wade & Butcher" blade

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    The ruler and a custom "Wade & Butcher" Straight Razor

    As you can see, the ruler has three vertical scales (1/16" - 1/8" - millimeters) and a horizontal scale measuring inches and fractions of 1/8 inches as well as centimeters. The prototype you are watching here was printed in a cardboard, then plastic-coated with an adhesive acetate sheet.

    Looking forward for your comments, opinions and idea.

    P.S.: in case someone is interested in this straight razor ruler, I can provide the PDF file.

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    Quick update: by watching the pictures I just posted, I noticed the horizontal centimeter scale is not right. In other words, there is a bug in my Postscript program which I already fixed. Now the centimeters are converted right although what you see in the picture is not right. And this reminds me it is not good to do things when you are in a hurry!
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    That's pretty cool. Great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theseus View Post
    That's pretty cool. Great idea.
    Thanks! I am glad you like it!

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    Awesome idea man!!! I'd love to get the PDF!! If you don't find sending it to pmcksko@gmail.com that would be great!
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    That is a really good idea,,,


    I would love to have the file if you don't mind gssixgun@gemstarcustoms.com it would come in very handy for my bench...


    Thank You in Advance
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    Great tool for taking accurate measurements

    can I get a copy too please?
    My coordinates are
    mainaman@gmail.com

    Thanks
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    Interested if you don't mind sending a copy

    doolamadness@gmail.com

    Thanks

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    Wow, that is really neat. If it's no trouble, please e-mail a copy to southpawshooter@optonline.net. Thanks!

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    I am very glad my Straight Razor Ruler caught your attention and you found it interesting.
    I have sent the PDF file to all the gentlemen who provided their e-mails here and in private.
    And still waiting for Cangooner to provide his so I can send the file to him, too.

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