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Old 09-28-2007, 09:09 AM   #4251
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expatgirl's got it. I did not make this tool - had it a long time and I do use it. It's a Japanese marking tool used like a chalk line. The black in the middle is an ink soaked piece of raw wool and the line is a fine thread of silk. The handle on the left is actually a pin attached to the silk thread. The thread goes through the ink as it is pulled out and - YT's right - TWANG and you have a straight, very fine line. Called a Sumitubo - Your turn expatgirl!
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:11 AM   #4252
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Good job, Expat!!!!
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:17 AM   #4253
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Congrats, expat...

That was a tough one!
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:33 AM   #4254
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Holy cow.....it was a chalk line?!?!?!?!? None of mine look that cool!

Nice job Expat, and that was a way cool challenge Featherblu!
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:48 AM   #4255
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Here's a good link on the Sumitubo - the one I have is a standard design - had it for about 30 years. Like the idea of leaving it with the house when it's built.
Traditional Measuring and Marking Tools - Bamboo Rules, Sumitubo (Japanese Ink Line), Sumisashi (Bamboo Marking Pen)
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:54 AM   #4256
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Only problem is, it won't fit in my tool belt.
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:05 AM   #4257
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Here's a good link on the Sumitubo - the one I have is a standard design - had it for about 30 years. Like the idea of leaving it with the house when it's built.
Traditional Measuring and Marking Tools - Bamboo Rules, Sumitubo (Japanese Ink Line), Sumisashi (Bamboo Marking Pen)
That is simply awesome! Iíve learned something today, so I guess I can go home now!!
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:10 PM   #4258
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OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I am totally speechless----I was pulling rabbits out of the hat when I posted that guess---I just remembered my hubby doing this when we were first married and impressed with the line that it made. But it looked NOTHING like yours, Featherblu. It made a blue line but it was already chalked before it came out of the measuring tape. Give me a day or two before I can find a picture that you all can guess in 5 secs. :) Thanks for the high fives!
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:39 PM   #4259
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You guys and gals can play with this for the time being.......

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Old 09-28-2007, 03:47 PM   #4260
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Does it have an identical opening on the other end? Or is it closed?
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