# measure without scales?

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• Jun 21 2007 07:49 AM
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### Posted 21 June 2007 - 07:49 AM #1

hey i need to seperate 1.4 grams by tommorow night, but i dont have any scales!

what is the most accurate way i can do this?

thanks
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### Posted 21 June 2007 - 08:01 AM #2

the weight of a paperclip or a dollar bill (any bills) is equal to a gram. i would try to use a stick, like a ruler, and balance it on top of something and put the dollar on one side and weigh out your shit on ther other

cant get down to .4 tho. i have no idea what would weigh .4 except .4 of weed

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### Posted 21 June 2007 - 08:04 AM #3

Do you know how many grams you have? Use the ol' eyeball devide method.
Or I think its a dime that wieghs 1 gram, not sure? But I think it does, put a dime in a baggie and weed in a baggie in the other hand. LOL! It will be tough, But who cares, its not coke.......Or is it? Goodluck!

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### Posted 21 June 2007 - 08:06 AM #4

the weight of a paperclip or a dollar bill (any bills) is equal to a gram. i would try to use a stick, like a ruler, and balance it on top of something and put the dollar on one side and weigh out your shit on ther other

cant get down to .4 tho. i have no idea what would weigh .4 except .4 of weed

Thats a good Idea! Rip the dollar bill in half, a little less than half on one end, and thats your .4 grams

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### Posted 21 June 2007 - 08:14 AM #5

op are you ready to lose a dollar hahhahah

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### Posted 21 June 2007 - 11:17 AM #6

eye ball 1 gram then eye ball another gram and break it in half, then add just a pinch that way hes getting around the 1.4-1.6-1.7 area

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### Posted 21 June 2007 - 03:21 PM #7

Only a well trained stoner's eye can let you know.
That and the wieght of the sac in your hand.

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

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### Posted 21 June 2007 - 04:56 PM #8

hey i need to seperate 1.4 grams by tommorow night, but i dont have any scales!

what is the most accurate way i can do this?

thanks

I'm always a little surprised to see that another person has posted a thread thinking there must be a way to build a scale out of rulers and paper clips but they just haven't figured it out yet.

For the OP, and anyone else considering a thread about how to weigh fractions of an ounce at home -- There is NO way to accurately measure out grams and portions of grams without a digital scale. It should be very obvious to ANYONE in such a situation, that without a scale the ONLY option is to eyeball it and risk skimping yourself. common guys, use them brains.

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### Posted 21 June 2007 - 05:03 PM #9

Eye it out, just make it a pinch bigger than what you think 1.4 would look like, if you can't be exact it's easier just to go a bit over, cause people ussually bitch about skimpy bags when it's not scaled.

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### Posted 21 June 2007 - 05:31 PM #10

the title is an oxymoron lol

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### Posted 21 June 2007 - 05:37 PM #11

you could always steal a scale. i took a \$75 digital scale and it wasnt that hard.

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### Posted 21 June 2007 - 10:21 PM #12

you could always steal a scale. i took a \$75 digital scale and it wasnt that hard.

thats scummy.. go buy one for a whopping \$15..

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### Posted 21 June 2007 - 11:33 PM #13

^^ Word. Don't steal shit. You can get those keychain scales anywhere and theyre like 5-10\$.

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### Posted 22 June 2007 - 01:06 AM #14

you could always steal a scale. i took a \$75 digital scale and it wasnt that hard.

Where from? Did you just pocket it and leave..?

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### Posted 22 June 2007 - 01:15 AM #15

I don't know why you're seperating it, but I'm assuming your selling part of it to a buddy. If you do sell it to somebody I'm sure they won't have a scale and measure it out to make sure they didn't get ripped off. Just make sure it's as accurately divided as you can get it.

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### Posted 22 June 2007 - 01:40 AM #16

where can you buy scales, i've been looking for a nice cheap one (as cheap as I can find but seeing as i cant find any...) I've looked at Wal Mart, Target, and all kinds of places like that. The only smoke shop close doesn't have any. WHERE CAN I FIND A SCALE!! (besides online i really dont want one bad enough to order it, its just something nice to have.)

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### Posted 22 June 2007 - 02:04 AM #17

I would try a Bed Bath & Beyond
Or Linens And Things
Here's what I found real quick at Bed Bath & Beyond
http://www.bedbathan...-1&SKU=13970270
Linens And Things:
http://www.lnt.com/p...rentPage=search
http://www.lnt.com/p...rentPage=search

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### Posted 22 June 2007 - 02:09 AM #18

where can you buy scales, i've been looking for a nice cheap one (as cheap as I can find but seeing as i cant find any...) I've looked at Wal Mart, Target, and all kinds of places like that. The only smoke shop close doesn't have any. WHERE CAN I FIND A SCALE!! (besides online i really dont want one bad enough to order it, its just something nice to have.)

you could try a kitchen supply shop, they definitely sell scales, but they're probably going to be expensive and probably going to be fairly large, but it would be accurate, and unlike the ones i've seen at head shops, these actually come with warranty information and stuff like that. also you could try a post office or ups store or something, they might sell postage scales and a jewelry store or pawn shop might sell a scale too. i was in the same boat as you, i didn't want to buy one online and couldn't find one at a head shop near me, but i went up to visit some friends in columbus, oh and there were tons of shops up there and i got a large bong and scale for under \$100, both of which i continue to use today

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### Posted 22 June 2007 - 03:17 AM #19

Well not many people are going to weigh 1.4 grams of weed..

So just eyeball it till you get one.

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### Posted 22 June 2007 - 03:28 AM #20

i don't think your life is in danger if it's not exactly 1.4 grams

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