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Old 03-19-2017, 05:29 PM
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Have I been doing this for too long?

While I was showing paper models at the EAA museum, several people asked me, "How long have you been doing this?" I had to think about that.

I built a few paper models in high school but I think it really caught my interest when my 5-year-old daughter and I built a life-size Osprey. She's now 31.

And while I can't really pin down the date, I discovered earlier this month that I have been building paper models long enough to wear out a steel straight-edge. It's edge is no longer straight--I've worn a slight curve into it, enough to be noticeable on a cut. I can't decide whether that's impressive or just nuts.

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Old 03-19-2017, 05:36 PM
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No way; you're just reaching your stride.
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Old 03-19-2017, 06:14 PM
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But, just to be on the safe side, you probably ought to get a new steel straight edge.

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Old 03-19-2017, 11:52 PM
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Frame the ruler!
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Frame the ruler!
Make sure you put an actual straight line just under the edge so the curve can be seen.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:15 AM
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Time well spent is what I say... with regards to the ruler I would return it for a refund, it must be defective!
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:00 AM
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Yeah, just don't tally your receipts on blades and glue.
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One of many who are now checking their steel straight-edge.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:17 AM
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Not long enough, yer still breathin'.

I used a red sharpie to mark the edge of one of my rulers to show that it is still relatively straight as compared to the other edge which has a definite curve to it when lined up on a known straight line.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:57 AM
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About 6mo ago I realized there was a slight bow on my straight edge as well. It's now relegated to measuring as opposed to cutting.
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