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    Bill B

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    Homemade gram scale

    I used a 12 inch ruler. Two 3 inch square cardboard. Pencil. Tape. Penny’s On average a penny weighs 2.5 grams ...to equally balance I used 5 penny’s,,,,the total I got is 12.5 grams..It’s not perfect but I think it’s close
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    I like it! Nice MacGyver! You can call it your “Mrs. Penny” scale.
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    Bill B

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    Hi.thanks for taking your time to look at this,,, I always wanted to know the weight,,I don’t have a scale so I hope I’m close
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    Homemade gram scale

    I would say you’re pretty bang on. Basically a balance scale like the ones we learned on in school. I think they were called triple beam balance scales. Same concept.
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    Bill B

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    Irishgoldhound,Thank You for the great great reply,,This morning we had our first snow fall,it was a very wet snow causing branches to bend way over, temps tonight will be in the twenties,,I hope when the weather improves I will continue to look for the pot of gold,,Take care. Bill
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    Oh yeah you’re in NY, forgot you guys get snow. We also got our first snow fall here in MB Can.
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    Good exercise in engineering but not gonna be very accurate. For 10-15 bucks one can get a very accurate oz, gram, and carat reading digital scale that is super accurate and will last for years.
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    beachcomber, treasure hunter, fisherman

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    Well bill.....now you have to weigh that ring on a real scale just to see how accurate you were !! Most of those class rings are pretty heavy pieces....12-18 grams. Heaviest I've found in the class rings was 18 grams !! Happy hunting bill !!
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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
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    Gunsil,,hi thanks for the reply,,someday I will get a scale when I hopefully want to sell some items,but for now it’s better than nothing

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    Bill B

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    Blak Bart,,hi thanks for the reply. I hope all is well,yes someday I will get a scale but for now the scales I like are sold out,,I just got a new scale to monitor my weight going into the winter,,I think that’s more important than seeing what a ring weight is,,I hope the water is calming down where you are,Happy Hunting take care ,,Bill
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    Bill B

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    Irishgoldhound,,Hi. Very very cold last night,most of the snow is gone now,,I hope to get out next week and have the excal2 find some nice things take care,,,Bill
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    Bill B

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    Richard Guy,,Hi ,,thanks for stopping

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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
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    Terry g. Thanks for stopping HH

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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
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    A sincere Thank You to all for the privilege of your time stopping here,,,Happy Hunting,,,Bill

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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
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    gunsil,Hi thanks again,,I was just trying to get in the ball park and teach my granddaughter how to possibly check something when scales aren’t available,,Take care,Bill

 

 
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