LumberJocks

One Rule to rule them all

  • Advertise with us
Project by MatthewTruax posted 03-26-2018 04:46 PM 1750 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this growth chart out of cherry. I used my Festool OF 1400 along with the track on the MFT to route out the lines. I then printed out some 3” numbers on my computer and traced them onto the wood. With my Dewalt DWP611 to freehand route the numbers. I used an 1/8” straight bit. This was my first time doing something like this but it turned out fine. I then spray painted the routed sections and sanded the top back to wood. This worked well to accentuate the routed areas without concealing the beauty of the cherry.

-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."





13 comments so far

View moke's profile

moke

1243 posts in 2923 days


#1 posted 03-26-2018 05:33 PM

Nice! That is a classy way to keep track of the kids growth. This is a fun time with your kids….enjoy it!

-- Mike

View daiku_padawan's profile

daiku_padawan

80 posts in 376 days


#2 posted 03-26-2018 06:04 PM

I like this. With my daughter coming up on 1yr, I could try doing something like this for her.

-- ~Daniel

View MatthewTruax's profile

MatthewTruax

35 posts in 972 days


#3 posted 03-26-2018 07:34 PM

Thanks guys! My wife seems to enjoy it. It was on the honeydo list for a looooong time.

-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

32083 posts in 3014 days


#4 posted 03-26-2018 07:39 PM

That rule will look great in the shop. Nice work!

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

View RPhillips's profile

RPhillips

1221 posts in 1983 days


#5 posted 03-26-2018 10:08 PM

Nice work! I should have made one those… the pantry door edge is a bit crowded with three kiddos.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

View woodchuckerNJ's profile

woodchuckerNJ

1294 posts in 1781 days


#6 posted 03-27-2018 12:45 AM

Excellent freehanding.

-- Jeff NJ

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

5313 posts in 2351 days


#7 posted 03-27-2018 12:56 AM

Nice job Matt,

Nice tools and nice bike too!

Now how about posting that chest of drawers I see under the bench and behind the rule? its looks very nice!

and wait there is more… where is the Dining room table?

-- Regards Rob

View ca8920's profile

ca8920

145 posts in 1696 days


#8 posted 03-27-2018 03:38 AM

Looks great, congrats.

-- Chris, Sparks Nevada, https://www.facebook.com/ArmstrongTouch

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

7705 posts in 2190 days


#9 posted 03-27-2018 03:47 AM

Nice work on the ruler. Very clean looking lines.

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

View nicedrum's profile

nicedrum

5 posts in 213 days


#10 posted 03-27-2018 04:37 AM

I think I know what my first router project will be! My kids are getting too tall too fast, I should do this soon. Awesome idea, Matthew.

View MatthewTruax's profile

MatthewTruax

35 posts in 972 days


#11 posted 03-27-2018 03:06 PM



Nice job Matt,

Nice tools and nice bike too!

Now how about posting that chest of drawers I see under the bench and behind the rule? its looks very nice!

and wait there is more… where is the Dining room table?

- robscastle

Rob, thanks for the kind words! My other bike lives at my office. That one is for when I want to get beat up on the trails. I do have a post about my bench in my projects section. Check it out.

v/r,

Matt

-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."

View ralbuck's profile

ralbuck

5125 posts in 2413 days


#12 posted 03-27-2018 04:51 PM

Great project that will be used for decades and generations!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

View Grumpy's profile

Grumpy

24395 posts in 3998 days


#13 posted 03-27-2018 09:50 PM

Matthew , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com