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Project by Bertha posted 1278 days ago 2557 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Forensic anthropologists use boards (really large calipers) to rapidly measure bones. As a gift, I constructed this Bubinga board with a Purpleheart sled & Incra track. It features a cam to lock the sled & a marker. What are you going to do with your left-over router table supplies? :)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog





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Cliff De Witt

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#1 posted 1278 days ago

Temperance will be so jealous.

Really nice.

-- Trying to find an answer to my son’s question: “…and forming organic cellulose by spinning it on its axis is interesting, why?”

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NBeener

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#2 posted 1278 days ago

LOL @ Blackpearl’s comment.

WHATEVER it is and does … it’s very cool !

-- -- Neil

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drbyte

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#3 posted 1278 days ago

Just one thought….WHY???

-- Dennis, WV

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DonH

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#4 posted 1278 days ago

I would say – why not?

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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Brian Strothcamp

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#5 posted 1278 days ago

my dog would love this

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Bertha

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#6 posted 1278 days ago

Ha! I knew you guys would get a kick out of this. They take measurements of different bones in an attempt to predict stature, gender, etc. Typically, the anthropologist will rapidly read off the measurements while his/her scribe records the numbers. They’ll plug it into a program that does comparisons to known statures, etc. I got the idea for the gift when I saw my friend using a broken-down version that looked like a couple of 2×4’s nailed together with a yard-stick glued to it. He clearly needed to “cool” it up a bit.

Hey, whatever it is, it’s made of wood. Can’t argue with that!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Hoakie

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#7 posted 1278 days ago

First thing that came to my mind too BlackPearl. For those that don’t know it is a reference to a character on the TV show Bones

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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Bob, Oregon

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#8 posted 1278 days ago

Lovely work, Bertha, whatever it may be.

I especially like the operator sitting on top.

-- 73, Bob

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Bertha

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#9 posted 1278 days ago

Laughing with BlackPearl and Hoakie. Photo reference added.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 1278 days ago

No bones about it, that is a nice project that will be used for a long time.

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loverlips

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#11 posted 1278 days ago

lol @ my dog would love this…
Is it big enough to measure bearings on a 74 Plymouth? If so I could use this.

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HillbillyShooter

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#12 posted 786 days ago

Makes perfect sense—now!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Roger

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#13 posted 616 days ago

Sweet! I luv Bones, Temperance that is. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Bertha

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#14 posted 616 days ago

Me and you both, Roger. I’ve never seen an anthropologist quite like that;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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