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Gramercy Tools Drafting Rules

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Gramercy Tools Drafting Rules - One great feature of this drafting rule is how easy it is to lift up and move without smudging or dropping.play video
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The Gramercy Tools Drafting Rule takes the essential features of a traditional drafting rule and pushes them in a new, modern direction.

The Rule has a cove on each side, you can pick it up just by pressing down on the back edge. The edge gets lifted up and is easy to grab. No more dragging around and smudging your work.

The angled numbers are easy to read no matter whether the Rule is horizontal or vertical. And those easy-to-read letters, numbers and lines are CNC engraved - not stamped, laser etched, etc: they're engraved. Engraving gives them depth, and permanence. The engravings are done in the same setup that we use for making the entire rule, so we really know it's accurate.

Another worthy feature: the end gradations. A good rule should make it possible for you to draw quickly and easily and then move on to the next measurement, or to measure something without having to contort yourself. The end gradations help that a lot.

We made the Rule out of 260 naval brass. This was a bit of luxury. We could have made it thinner and we could have made it out of lighter materials, but then the Rule would just not feel as good in the hand.

The brass will mellow to a nice patina, with a matte surface that will hide fingerprints and maintain its elegance.

We make the rulers in three different permutations: English measurements on both sides (6”); Metric on both sides (150 mm); and a Combination English-Metric (6” long with a small space on the 150mm side).

We also did something controversial. We dropped the 64th of an inch measurement lines. The ruler is engraved and the cove has easy to read 1/32nd units. If you need increments finer than that, you simply draw a measure in the middle of the two 1/32nd in lines. But for most uses, the 64th central lines are unhelpful and can even get in the way of full legibility. The square edge is graduated in ⅛” marks. The metric rules are graduated in 1mm on the square edge and 1/2 mm on the cove edge.


Made completely in Brooklyn. Patent Pending.
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By: Bruce McCrory (Mar, 2022)
Just read your blog of 3/29/22. I'm a designer and drafter who used tilt-tops, flat-tops, and mice. My physical scales were those accumulated via attrition and they had beautifully worn edges that offered point-on scribe transfer. As Maylines and arm-machines(?) allow working from the south side your minor deviation from the original is definitely an advantage. If anything, I would suggest further modification to paring knife edge.
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By: Bruce McCrory (Dec, 2021)
Just received my drafting rule. The English/Metric w/ End Grads. Heavier than I have used; and, I still have many from my design-construction life. It's probably the handiest one, just don't canvass for any bigger. Occasionally, I treat myself. This is my new favorite.
I own this product.

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