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Project by BasHolland posted 10-05-2015 01:58 PM 131048 views 54 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a simple ruler stop.
Made from beech and a modified brass nut.

The magnet inside holds the ruler tight and ad some friction during precise setting.

The last pic is a little tip: I added 2 magnets to my ruler. So I can pick up it very easily.
Thanks for watching!

Bas

-- Bas, Holland





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#1 posted 10-05-2015 03:02 PM

Nice project, and well done photos!

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#2 posted 10-05-2015 03:22 PM

Ingenious!
Thanks for sharing.

-- shuja

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#3 posted 10-05-2015 06:58 PM

Observer100: thanx for the compliment about the photos! I’m trying and learning..

-- Bas, Holland

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#4 posted 10-06-2015 02:45 AM

I like the simplicity and effective results – Bravo!

-- socrbent Ohio

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#5 posted 10-06-2015 05:34 AM

I didn’t understand the ruler and the 2 magnets…
Can you explaine?

Thanks,
Kfir

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BasHolland

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#6 posted 10-06-2015 07:01 AM



I didn t understand the ruler and the 2 magnets…
Can you explaine?

Thanks,
Kfir

- kipibenkipod

The 2 magnets at the end of the ruler has nothing tot do with the rulerstop. It’s just to pick up the ruler.

-- Bas, Holland

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#7 posted 10-06-2015 11:20 PM

That’s pretty nice. I was gonna make one but I see this is for a metric ruler, so it wouldn’t work for us here in the states ! :-)

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#8 posted 10-08-2015 05:57 PM

I have a couple of extra steel rulers laying in my tool draw that having just been hangin’ out waiting for an idea like this. Small, simple, and practical. Very nice.

-- There are rarely any mistakes made in turning, but there are a lot of on-the-fly design modifications!

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#9 posted 12-18-2015 08:49 AM

Awesome idea! I’ve seen a couple home made rule stops but I really like the cut you used. Very nice!!!


That s pretty nice. I was gonna make one but I see this is for a metric ruler, so it wouldn t work for us here in the states ! :-)

- JoeinGa

lol. It does suck to have two standards basically here in the US. Even though “Standard” is the most popular. I absolutely hated metric until my senior year of college. I went 3 semesters over in Europe to complete my BA in Computer Programming/Analysis….decided to learn it and now I’ve turned into “that guy”. haha….yeah, “that guy” who carries and reads measurements in metric while working a job site in America.

-- Chris - Residential Custom Wood Work - Jacksonville, FL

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#10 posted 06-28-2016 06:41 AM

Nice and simple! Love it!

-- JohnT

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#11 posted 08-31-2016 07:17 PM

So simple and so smart…...I guess I’ll copy :)))

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#12 posted 11-26-2016 02:37 PM

Is there a thread insert in the wood body or did the screw cut its on threads into the wood? I would be concerned that without a metal insert, it might become loose over time.

-- Easyaim

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#13 posted 12-11-2016 03:16 PM



Is there a thread insert in the wood body or did the screw cut its on threads into the wood? I would be concerned that without a metal insert, it might become loose over time.

- Easyaim


It’s threaded into the beech wood. Yes its possible to become loose over time…... then I make new one :)

-- Bas, Holland

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#14 posted 12-11-2016 03:23 PM

super idea Bas

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#15 posted 12-11-2016 06:48 PM


Is there a thread insert in the wood body or did the screw cut its on threads into the wood? I would be concerned that without a metal insert, it might become loose over time.

- Easyaim

It s threaded into the beech wood. Yes its possible to become loose over time…... then I make new one :)

- BasHolland


If you use a metal threaded insert just glue it in with some slow CA and it should remain for ever.

-- JohnT

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