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Project by RaggedKerf posted 458 days ago 1099 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a little reference rule I made…it’s 6” long, each “block” is 1” square. A fun little project to play with the new hand plane.

Nothing special, just oak and some stain.

For the details, click here.

Thanks for looking!

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 458 days ago

Cool, my grandfather had one of these in his pocket all the time.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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mariva57

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#2 posted 458 days ago

Excuse my ignorance, I would like to know the use of this gnomon.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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RaggedKerf

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#3 posted 458 days ago

mariva57 it’s just a reference ruler. I put it next to something so that people know how big the object is. In this case, each square on the gnomon is 1”. So it’s 6” in length and you can see how long something else is by looking at it. Here’s an example in use: the picture of my antique plane in this blog entry has the gnomon there for reference.

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com

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mariva57

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#4 posted 458 days ago

Very kind to the answer.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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RaggedKerf

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#5 posted 458 days ago

No problem! :)

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com

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poopiekat

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#6 posted 458 days ago

I never knew there was a name for these!
Now I gotta have one…

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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thelt

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#7 posted 458 days ago

Is this one of your projects? Hand plane with Gnomon.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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RaggedKerf

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#8 posted 458 days ago

poopiekat they are fun to make and have…more classy than just a ruler laying next to your work! Even classier if you have exotic woods to make it out of (or exotic stain pens like I used).

thelt I wish! No, I have no affiliation with that. But that’s one beauty of a hand plane. The only thing I have that comes close is this.

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com

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jjw5858

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#9 posted 457 days ago

Looks cool! A handy project to make and the best part you got to use the new hand plane! Can’t beat that!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 456 days ago

One very handy and useful tool. Like the wood and stain. Well done!

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