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    Senior Member ragqueen03's Avatar
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    Unhappy can this ruler be saved>

    yesterday while at my new "clubhouse" i was putting my sewing machine in the trunk of the car and had my big 16 inch square ruler on top of my sewing case. As i was closing the trunk it slipped, i heard a snap (Oh no!) and looked. the ruler had slipped and cracked down one side. Is it possible to take it somewhere and possibly get it cut into pieces that I could salvage - I was thinking making it into 1, 2, and 2-1/2 inch sections various things like binding or cutting small squares?

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    My boss broke her 6 1/2" x 24 1/2" ruler in two a couple of years ago. She just used packaging tape on both sides and it works ok. Not as solid as before, but useable.

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    it looks like a clean break (kinda curved) but i thought of super glue - i can't make it any worse than it already is right?

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    I broke a long ruler, DH took it to the saw and straighten the broken ends and now I have two. One was almost square and I gave it away. I still use the rectangle one, double checking the measurements, think they start at 7 instead of 1 LOL
    After 2 years with the same signature I have been requested to remove it. Bye

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    Oh, that would drive my perfectionistic side crazy. I'd run to you-know-where with a coupon for a new one in a heartbeat, even thought it's thirteen miles each way!
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    My SIL works with acrylic and when I cracked my 12 1/2" ruler I had him cut it into usable squares - 7", 2", 2 1/2". He has the right kind of saw to do it. Ask around someone may know of someone.

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    sounds like a GREAT reason to go shopping !!!! who knows you may find more goodies you were bargaining for.. lol..

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    Any glass shop should be able to cut it for you.

    I wouldn't mess around with trying to patch it back together with crazy glue or duct tape ... it'd cause you too many problems. Though getting it cut into other sizes would be a perfect win-win ... and then go buy yourself a new 16" square ... or perhaps a larger one!
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    If it can't be cut exactly straight enough to use for fabric it can be cut for bottoms of a tote or purse.
    Got fabric?

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    When I broke mike, I think my husband used Gorilla Super Glue on it and it has held up great.

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