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Project by majuvla posted 11-11-2017 09:13 AM 1129 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this wall hang ruler as a gift for my young and small nephews Borna and Adrian. Main board is pine 200×16 x 2 cm, letters -oak, numbers – birds eye maple, lines/marks – beech, glued and stapled. Main board is finished with two coats of magnetic paint and one layer of chalk paint. I also made two smal arrows, painted orange, to mark actual hight and possibility to write the date/year with chalk beside. Wooden numbers and letters are scrollsawed (lines/marks on bandsaw) and finished with wood oil. Numbers represents decimeters -dm (1m = 10dm = 100cm =1000mm). The smallest line represents 1centimeter (cm). Black head screws are hiden inside large 5 and 0. Position of the board is temporary, just for take photo.

That was one perfect Christmas present.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted





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Jerry

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#1 posted 11-11-2017 10:42 AM

Looks like a lot of thought and care went into this. Family is so very important. This is a heartfelt project and really ingenious too! Good one Ivan! BTW, your English is wayyyyy better than my Croatian :-/

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#2 posted 11-11-2017 11:44 AM

A project to last for many years to remember … well done buddy !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 11-11-2017 12:02 PM

Every mark on your ruler will be a hight to remember. This will bring the family together everyday for some happy moments. Well done Ivan!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 11-11-2017 12:59 PM

You did a beautiful job on this ruler, Ivan. Congratulations.

elluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#5 posted 11-11-2017 01:36 PM

Your ruler measured up to be a cool project. The kids and family will love it. Something the whole family will share for a long time.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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muesli

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#6 posted 11-11-2017 05:52 PM

Nicely done, Ivan! Your nephews and their parents will still love it many years in the future. And there is no doubt, that they love you too!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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ZAGREB

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#7 posted 11-11-2017 06:04 PM

stari moj,jesi se napimplaaaal
posla ko svrabljiv,nećak mora biti fest dobar
pozdrav kompa

-- bambi

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pottz

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#8 posted 11-11-2017 08:22 PM

cool idea wish I would have thought of that when my son was growing up we just marked one of the door mouldings like a lot of people,only problem with that is you can never paint your trim again-lol.great idea ivan.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#9 posted 11-11-2017 10:02 PM

Great job, Ivan. Always a good way to track a child’s growth. Looks like a ton of scroll sawing. It paid off.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 11-11-2017 10:26 PM

That is rally cool, Ivan. You are so creative!!!!!!!!!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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crowie

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#11 posted 11-12-2017 09:53 AM

What tremendous amount of work Ivan,
I hope your nephews grow to appreciate the time, patience and craftsmanship to make it, well done sir..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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mafe

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#12 posted 11-13-2017 01:58 PM

Lovely to make this gift, a joyful way to be together.
Fine work.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Tooch

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#13 posted 11-28-2017 11:04 PM

Good way to keep track of the height of the little ones. I keep meaning to make one of these and keep putting it off… one of these days my kids will be all grown up and it’ll be too late

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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