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18" Brass & Apple Wood Ruler for Fatandy2003

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Project by jordanp posted 03-07-2014 09:01 PM 2139 views 7 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the 18” Ruler i made for Fatandy2003 during the 2014 Tool Swap
It is made from quarter sawn Apple Wood and has 1/4” brass inlaid on the face and one of the edges.
it measures down to 1/8th of an inch. Each mark and number was burned in by hand using a pyrography wood burning tool. I also included a blue drawstring bag to keep it in.
The ruler was finished with a combination of BLO and a very diluted red mahogany stain then finally with a tripoli buffing compound and Carnauba wax.
Enjoy

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy





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#1 posted 03-07-2014 09:05 PM

I am so coveting that ruler. Great job Jordan.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#2 posted 03-07-2014 09:11 PM

Very very nice!!!

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#3 posted 03-07-2014 09:13 PM

Jordan where’d you get the brass? I need to inlay a strip on my panel gauge arm. Outstanding work by the way.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#4 posted 03-07-2014 09:18 PM

Very very good. Now can you make me a metric one?

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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fatandy2003

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#5 posted 03-07-2014 09:19 PM

This this is AWESOME! I just wish it didn’t look so darn good. I will want to use it every time I am in the shop, but I also won’t want to wear it out…

Thanks Jordan!

-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#6 posted 03-07-2014 09:20 PM

Very nice work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 03-07-2014 09:26 PM

I give up, How did you get the rules so straight?

-- - Terry

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#8 posted 03-07-2014 09:38 PM

Never thought I’d consider a ruler drool worthy. Just goes to show ” Never say never”! The pyro work is awesome!

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 03-07-2014 09:55 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship, Jordan. Great job on the markings too!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#10 posted 03-07-2014 10:09 PM

The brass stock I picked up at ace hardware.

I butted the wood against a large t-square and drew the lines with a mechanical pencil then went over them with the wood burning tool.

Thanks for all the kind words and comments.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#11 posted 03-07-2014 10:12 PM

Thanks Jordan.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#12 posted 03-07-2014 10:20 PM

That is sweet! nicely done.

-- Doug...

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#13 posted 03-07-2014 10:22 PM

Andy it should be pretty resilient. It’s quarter sawn apple wood which is pretty hard. only thing you might have to watch for is banging up and scratching the brass edge..

I hope you can make it a user.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#14 posted 03-07-2014 11:14 PM

wow, that is amazing

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#15 posted 03-07-2014 11:16 PM

Nice tool Jordan. That is big making a ruler/scale. The graduations and numbers are exceptional. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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