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I am thinking of making tools to sell at flea markets. I want to start with this tool. Can someone give me ways to improve what i have?
Thanks guys!

-- Skillet, Louisiana

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#1 posted 02-02-2014 12:14 PM

To me, nothing say “buy me” like a sparkle of brass. Maybe brass screws. It’s clever idea.

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#2 posted 02-02-2014 02:20 PM

What price point are you going for? If your talking under 10 bucks leave it alone… if your talking under 20, I like the brass screws idea. IF you use something other than an inexpensive yard stick for the ruler part, like nice cherry or maple and make a stencil and paint in the delineation and text, then finish it with a hard urethane or lacquer… maybe 50???

-- David, Norwood Mass, [email protected]

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#3 posted 02-03-2014 10:53 PM

I like these as is, but I love antiques.
See if you can find old wood rulers at garage sales. The kind with the this metal inlay-ed into one edge. Seeing the old phone numbers PA6-5000 down the ruler would be a neat touch!

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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#4 posted 02-04-2014 12:43 AM

I second the brass, or maybe just wooden dowels. They are pretty cool as is too though.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#5 posted 02-14-2014 04:58 AM

I think wooden dowels are hardly more difficult or expensive and would add to the project. Overall, very nice!

-- --bch

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