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18" Brass & Apple Wood Ruler for Fatandy2003

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Project by jordanp posted 173 days ago 1884 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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Rick M.

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#1 posted 173 days ago

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 173 days ago

Very very nice!!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#3 posted 173 days ago

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 173 days ago

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 173 days ago

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

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 173 days ago

Very nice work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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TerryDowning

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#7 posted 173 days ago

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

-- - Terry

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#8 posted 173 days ago

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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Don Broussard

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#9 posted 173 days ago

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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jordanp

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#10 posted 173 days ago

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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theoldfart

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#11 posted 173 days ago

Thanks Jordan.

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

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CampD

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#12 posted 173 days ago

That is sweet! nicely done.

-- Doug...

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jordanp

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#13 posted 173 days ago

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 173 days ago

wow, that is amazing

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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489tad

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#15 posted 173 days ago

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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