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Project by MatthewTruax posted 03-26-2018 04:46 PM 1490 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."





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moke

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#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

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daiku_padawan

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#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

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MatthewTruax

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#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."

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helluvawreck

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#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

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RPhillips

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#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...

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

Excellent freehanding.

-- Jeff NJ

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robscastle

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#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 Robert

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ca8920

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

Looks great, congrats.

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

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doubleDD

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#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.

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nicedrum

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#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.

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MatthewTruax

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#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."

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ralbuck

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#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

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Grumpy

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#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

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