Height Tracking Wooden Ruler

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Project by jimleigh1313 posted 11-12-2011 01:08 AM 1404 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The ruler replica starts at 6” from the ground. We’ll use it to mark Hudson’s height as he grows. I wish I would have used a lighter stain, but I think it still turned out pretty well.

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#1 posted 11-12-2011 01:44 AM

This is a terrific idea. I have a number of friends with small kids, and something like this would be a great gift.
Looks great. Are the details carved or painted (or carved then painted?)

-- Richard B, Birmingham Alabama

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#2 posted 11-12-2011 01:56 AM

I first traced the numbers from a printout to the wood using a good bit of pressure with an ink pen. Then I used a paint marker. Remember, the lines are marked at every inch, so the feet are 1/12 instead of 1/16 as is standard on a regular ruler.

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#3 posted 11-12-2011 04:23 AM

Wonderful idea. Looks great

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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