Wooden Ruler

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Project by John posted 08-05-2014 03:03 AM 2090 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My lovely wife is a teacher and I wanted to make her a going back to school present. I drew A LOT of inspiration from . Thanks to jordanp for the idea.

I am not too confident with the woodburner so I decided to not include the numbers above the hashmarks. I chiseled notches then burned the recess. Its hardly perfect but she loves it. Hopefully some of her coworkers are a little jealous.:)

The main body of the ruler is redheart. The inlay and the “wear” strip are red leaf tiger maple. It is finished with Arm R Seal. It only took a few hours, but this is one of my favorite projects so far.

Thanks for looking.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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Jamie McDonald

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#1 posted 08-05-2014 04:42 AM

neat project. How did you get the hashmarks perfect? Can she use it as child alignment tool?

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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#2 posted 08-05-2014 09:23 AM

Great work and cool project I like it. Going to have to make one of these.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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