It’s the third week in July, and we are slowly nearing the end of summer vacation (for those who are unfortunate enough to start school mid-August). Are your children becoming bored with nothing to do? Here are some fun tips to keep the rest of their summer fun and to celebrate National Anti-Boredom Month: ☀️ Plan a scavenger hunt (great for indoor or outdoor fun!) ☀️ Sign them up for a last-minute camp (keep the type of camp a surprise until the first day!) ☀️ Teach them how to use an Architect Scale Ruler (or any other tool that is foreign to them)
It should come as no surprise that not all rulers are created equal. They come in plastic, wood, or metal; measuring in metric or imperial. Some tape measures can measure the diameter of a cylinder, while others (namely the architect scale ruler) can accurately measure and convert scaled drawings.
The average person doesn’t know how useful an architect scale ruler is to those in the electrical, HVAC, construction, and architect fields. There are a variety of shapes and sizes that are a daily lifesaver for people working in those fields. Here is one architect scale ruler that architects dream about (or so we’ve heard):
An architect scale ruler is by far one of the most unique rulers out there. They do not have the typical measurements that a regular ruler has. Instead, they can help you determine the measurements of a scaled-down map or blueprint. If today was your lucky day and you had an architect scale ruler, here are the first 3 things you should do with it: – Imprint it with your company logo – Hand them out to your employees and/or customers – Watch their faces light up as they use their gift
Everyone knows what a ruler or measuring tape is. But when it comes to the Architect Scale Ruler, that is a term that is not in most people’s vocabulary. What is it really? Who actually uses these rulers? Architects and engineers are by far the top 2 people that use these handy little tools. Coming in next are construction workers and carpenters. Architect scale rulers help the user read and create blueprints and are a must-have for anyone working in the above fields.
Some habits are healthy for us: eating a balanced diet, being kind to others, being on time. On the other hand, some habits can really harm our bodies. Today is the Great American Smokeout, the first day towards building a healthier lifestyle for those who smoke.
Need some tips to help you kick the habit?
Take it one day at a time. It’s not a race.
Have a support team of friends & family who will be by your side
If you need a few more tips, look for your doctor’s phone number on your architect scale ruler. They have even more resources for you that will help you on your journey. Good luck!
The biggest problem, is many people don’t know how handy they are. Even though they could learn how to use them, many people just don’t know how easy they are to use. An architect scale ruler is a short 6″ or 12″ ruler that is used to read a blueprint or a layout of a new kitchen remodeling plan.
How do you use one?
Look at the bottom of the drawing. If it says 1″ = 4 feet”, then use the scale that is marked “1/4″. If the drawing says 1″ = 8 feet”, then use the 1/8 scale.
When you want to see how many feet wide a hallway is, your architect scale ruler will read 4, if the width is 4 feet.
So that’s it in 2 easy steps. Now you can use a tool that was designed for architects!
scales, but you will only need to use one of them for a particular drawing. Let’s make one example. Take a look at the w906a Architects Scale Lufkin Tape. It has 2 scales. One is 1/8 and the other is 1/4. Let’s say that the drawing in front of you is drawn to the 1/4 scale. It says this in the information box at the bottom. The 1/4 means that 1/4 inch on the drawing represents 1 foot in real life. In this case we will ignore the 1/8 scale and use only the 1/4 scale. Set your zero mark at the corner of some part of the drawing. The other corner is even with the 9 mark. That means it is 9 feet long. It’s really that simple.
Suppose you own a business. Suppose your customers are architects, designers, contractors, builders, engineers, or real estate developers. Suppose you want to advertise your company to them, in a way that your name and phone number are visible to them every hour of the day. An architect scale ruler would be a very effective advertising tool for you! But which one?
Architect 6″ long with four bevel scales
Engineer 12″ long with four bevel scales
Architect 6″ long pocket scale
Hollow triangular architect 12″ scale
These scales are all good choices. Of course the 6″ one are very portable. They are for inspectors and estimators that are on the go. The 12″ ones would usually stay at the work station. Architects and engineers would need different scales, so that is something for you to consider. Ask a couple of your customers which ruler they would prefer. That would take the pressure off of you to make a difficult decision.