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Measurements; How To Read Them

Okay !

Kind of embarrassing, but ! if I needed to know, chances are so would other people. So, I graduated high school in 2000 and during high school, math wasn’t my favorite subject so needless to say I didn’t keep up with it after graduation. When I entered the world of OOAK sculpting and I came to the point of having / needing to use tubes / rods in my sculptures (to help the sculpture stand on a base) – dangit ! there it was again (hehee). So I got fed up with not knowing how big things were as I didn’t know / forgot how to read a ruler (yes-yes, I know).

Finally after the research, I found the right information that helped me understand it the best and here it is how I’ve come to understand it;

There’s 8ths32ndsthe half markthe quarter mark and the 16ths.

10mm (milometers) equals 1cm (centimeter) 10mm = 1cm as shown below;


This video below is actually very helpful and the best I’ve found so far. It breaks everything down. To get right to the part about the measurements, skip the video timeline to 1:52.

So now, hopefully, when you see these types of measurements you won’t be lost 🙂

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