I'm referring to rulers as in - what we use to measure things. Most of the time, I use a wooden rule for measuring things in my shop.
But every now and then, I'll pick up a steel rule like the ones shown below. They're perfect for measuring and marking smaller pieces of wood.
Not too long ago, I bought this one at an art supply store. It looked perfect, and since I already have a 24" rule in the shop, I wanted to add a smaller (12") one.
The only problem? This rule has an 1/8" space on the end, unlike the other rule where the scale begins right at the edge of the metal. (Did that make any sense?)
Every time I use this rule and put it's end flush with the piece of wood I am measuring, I am off by 1/8".
Who the hell would make a steel rule like this?
Oh wait - here is who made it! Nice job, folks!