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Old 02-13-2007, 12:12 PM   #11
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Never had a slide rule, but still regularly use my compass and protractor. Part of my interior design work.

It's not unusual for a customer to bring me a magazine picture of a window treatment they just "have to have." That's where I begin my drawing and calculating and can usually duplicate what they want. I have tons of templates hanging in my shop that I've made over the years. When it takes hours to create something like those patterns, I always save them for potential future use.

Believe it or not, I still have my high school advanced math textbook. I used to review it every couple of years or so to see if I still had "it." I'm a numbers person and tutored math for many years. Buck laughs at me whenever we go somewhere where there's a crowd because I can almost always tell him how many people were there. Well, approximately.

Over the years I've come to rely on a pocket calculator, but still have confidence in my pencil-to-paper skills, along with doing calculations in my head at the checkout counter when I'm shopping. I often have the exact change ready by the time the sale is rung up.
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:21 PM   #12
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You know, I seem to remember having a drawing compass on my school supply list every year....but never remember actually using them for their intended purpose. We used to take them out into the schoolyard and play a little game where we used them as throwing daggers. And yes, I still have my eyes and all my toes.
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:18 PM   #13
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I'm not too sure about your drafting equipment, but my accountant says I need to update to Quickbooks.

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Old 02-13-2007, 02:25 PM   #14
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BTW....have you seen my trammel points?
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Old 02-13-2007, 04:58 PM   #15
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BTW....have you seen my trammel points?
I was usin' them for darts. Sorry, I forgot to put them back.
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:05 PM   #16
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Remember back in college when all the geeky guys would carry their slide rules in scabbards on their belts? Longer slide rules meant greater accuracy. This, of course, stimulated a certain amount of competition among the nerds.

It gave a whole different meaning to the comment, "Look at the size of the one on THAT guy!"
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:08 PM   #17
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Poor guys today. What do they have to offer? Look at how much stuff I can cram into this teeny Blackberry?

Bring back Croy lettering and mylars!
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Poor guys today. What do they have to offer? Look at how much stuff I can cram into this teeny Blackberry?

Bring back Croy lettering and mylars!
Was Croy like LeRoy? I worked with a guy who could LeRoy faster than you could write.
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:17 PM   #19
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I think so, Buck. I love old engineers. They have the most perfect penmanship in printing.
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Any one of you have one of these like me ? Slide Band Adders ?
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