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Making a beam balance for weighing light-weight objects (such as components in model aircraft).
AERO MODELLER #725 Jun 1996 (v.61) pg. 40

Construct a balance beam for mixing epoxy for aircraft in the correct ratios.

Precision digital scale. Electronic scale weighs objects precisely in the 0 to 1.3 pound range (0 to 600 grams).
ELECTRONICS NOW Jul 1993 (v.64#7) pg. 43

How to install a concealed housing for bathroom scales.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #171 Mar 1976 (v.26#3) pg. 34

A proportioning balance for gypsum plasters. Balance beam is used to measure the correct amount of dry plaster and water.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1982 (v.71#2) pg. 26

A weigh-out article. Looks at which scales to buy and how to use them when weighing precious metals like gold and silver.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #532 Feb 1982 pg. 40

Zen and the art of the yardstick balance. How to make a balance from a wooden yardstick, a few wire coat hangers, sewing thread, epoxy cement and counter balance materials. It will weigh up to 6 lbs. with an accuracy of 1/10 oz. or it can weigh 1/10 oz. with an accuracy of 1/1000 oz.
KITE LINES Spring 1984 (v.5#1) pg. 13

Using a calibrated garage door spring to weigh an aircraft engine.
KITPLANES Feb 1998 (v.15#2) pg. 26

How to construct a simple balance scale to accurately weigh objects from 3 grams up to 16 ounces. The "standards" used by the scale are U.S. coins which have a uniform weight.
MODEL AVIATION Jan 1993 (v.19#1) pg. 65

A relative-weight scale is made from an old blood pressure gauge.
MODEL AVIATION Apr 1993 (v.19#4) pg. 95

Chemical balance (scale) for weighing photographic chemicals. Est. cost: $18.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Aug 1987 (v.16#4) pg. 66

Simple wood balance weighs to the ounce.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1963 (v.119#2) pg. 153

Special compartment in bathroom wall stores scales.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1968 (v.130#3) pg. 130

Make a compact scale to check the hitch weight of a trailer. Uses a small hydraulic piston and a pressure gauge to measure tongue weights of 400# or more.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1978 (v.150#4) pg. 32

Applications of National Semiconductor's IC pressure transducers include a solid state barometer, blood-pressure meter and precision weight scale.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jul 1978 (v.49#7) pg. 72

Magnetic beam balance weighs extremely lightweight objects, such as the wing of a fly.
SCIENCE & ELECTRONICS [1] Feb-Mar 1970 (v.28#1) pg. 31

How to build a delicate microgram electrobalance from scavenged parts from an old galvanometer. Est. cost: $30.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Jun 1996 (v.274#6) pg. 100

Weighing engines, cars, aircraft ... etc. using the beam multiplication or division method combined with a 300 lb. fish scale.
SPORT AVIATION May 1990 (v.39#5) pg. 59

Make a simple balance scale to measure the correct ratio of hardener to resin when mixing epoxy.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1998 (v.47#4) pg. 123

Simple yarn balance for estimating yards per pound of unmarked yarns.
THREADS #59 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 10
Added Info THREADS #61 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 10

Decorative balance scale is made from wood and chain.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1983 (v.7#2) pg. 46

Decorator balance scale turned from poplar and mahogany glued assembly. Makes attractive accessory.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1966 (v.22#4) pg. 36

Decorator balance scale is turned on a lathe from blocks of laminated light and dark wood.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1981 (v.37#3) pg. 33