Crude Measuring Tool

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Crude Measuring Tool

Postby CyberDave » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:52 pm

Since I am generally proportion-deficient when sketching but want my architectural sketches to be somewhat realistic in dimensions, I put together this crude measuring device. I call it a "Measurybob". It is simply a pair of unbroken wooden chop-sticks with markings of 1", 1/2" and 1/4" increments. By holding this at arms length, I can quickly size up the relative dimensions of my sketch subject. It is cheap, handy to carry, easy to replace and can attach nicely to a pocket or bag sleeve. :-) It sure beats me using just my thumb. :think: :) :)

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Hope this is useful to others. It has saved me from much embarrassment :oops: when sketching buildings and even people.

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Re: Crude Measuring Tool

Postby timillustrator » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:46 pm

Nice! you should patent this, I'm sure if you sold them someone would pay for it.

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Re: Crude Measuring Tool

Postby Zoe » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:09 am

I like it, and I think I have an unbroken chop stick in my office/studio. Thanks for this inexpensive solution.

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Re: Crude Measuring Tool

Postby zoekal » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:39 am

I was looking for something like this tool itself. Can you tell me how you made this so I can also try it sometime?
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