I wanted a chart of inch fractions to decimal values to put on the wall, since I can never seem to find my ruler with them printed on it. I tried to make it in the style of a mathematical/engineering tables from the first half of the prior century. Insiprations being some volumes I own: “Mechanical Engineers’ Pocket Book” (9th ed. 1915), “Mathematical tables from Handbook of chemistry and physics “(7th ed. 1941), and “CRC Standard Mathematical Tables” (22nd ed. 1974).

The typeface is “URW Bookman”, a serif font that looks similar to my inspirations and has monospaced numbers.

I started by creating a table in a word processor, which achieves most of the desired result. However, there’s one feature common in all my examplesâ€”the lines of tables borders do not intersect.

This is not a feature present in any word processors that I had available, so I exported the document to a PDF and edited the borders with Inkscape.

Additionally available as a PDF. Unfortunately, this PDF doesn’t embed the font and is just a wrapped-up SVG with no text.

Also, the original document format.