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1st Project of the year?

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17 minutes ago, DAB said:

measurements?   we don't need no stinking measurements.  length?  about yeah long (about as far as your hands can reach.)  depth?  about as far as you can reach forward with one hand. height?  grab a seat, how far from the floor to your belly button.  that should work.

Sort of like an Ark?

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the common cubit was indeed elbow to finger tip.  about 18" for most people.  but, the royal cubit was the common cubit PLUS one hand (width of you hand, not including your thumb, about 4" for most people), so that came out to about 22".

 

somewhat analogous to the Guinea in Britain.  it was a pound plus a shilling.  it was a way to quote prices for professional services, and add about 8% (12 shillings to a pound) without having to quote a larger sum in pounds.

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2 hours ago, DAB said:

the common cubit was indeed elbow to finger tip.  about 18" for most people.  but, the royal cubit was the common cubit PLUS one hand

So the "common cubit" must have been English or SAE while the Royal cubit, while English was not SAE so must have been the English metric...is that what you're saying?:WonderScratch:

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