OK, this is not my usual post, but I am so very excited to finally find these rulers! They don’t look special, but they measure tenths of inches.
I bought a ruler like this maybe 15-20 years ago. I have used it a lot! It’s got ink stains all over it. I fear losing or damaging mine. I do not loan it out. I have wanted a replacement. So every new office or art store I enter, I search all the rulers. No one seems to carry them!
Why would I care? If you know me, you know that I love to work on the computer. I do a lot of designing on my laptop and I’ve done this for years, long before becoming a demonstrator with Stampin’ Up! If I want to make something on the computer fit something I can hold, the computer wants the fractions in tenths. If I want 1 3/4 inches, I need to enter 1.75, but I have to get out a calculator to convert 5/8″. All that becomes much easier when your ruler is divided into 10 marks per inch instead of 8 or 16.
I’ve used my tenth inch ruler for:
- Word Tables that must fit a label or punch
- Printing names, etc. on pre-printed documents (like awards or paper with borders, etc.)
- Working with ink and paper stamps an My Digital Studio
- Converting a stamped shape to digital form for my e-cutter
I even searched Amazon for tenth rulers. Amazon sells everything, right? I couldn’t even buy it from Amazon! They did lead me to Dick Blick Art Supplies. Frankly, I found their website hard to navigate. Well, today I persisted. They have not only the 12″ ruler, they also have a 6″ version which I think will be very handy to have around. These links should lead you to the 12″ rulers and the 6″ rulers. Yep. I bought several, perhaps a lifetime supply. I may even loan one out now and then.