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Forum topic by woodyjoe posted 09-25-2017 11:55 PM 1288 views 0 times favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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woodyjoe

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09-25-2017 11:55 PM

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So what kind of rules does everyone use for their woodworking. I have one of these 6’ folders that I use quite often.

I have a set of these steel rules in 6”, 12”, and 18”

And I have one of these goofy multi-part things that I have not used yet.

So let us know how you measure up!

-- Will work wood for food.


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#1 posted 09-26-2017 12:14 AM

The Lufkin folding rule is the bomb. Gotta have the extension bar though. I just saw on Amazon they have an aluminum version of that yellow multi-thing. Looks pretty solid. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0733PQCWM

And, it comes with a FREE pencil.

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#2 posted 09-26-2017 12:47 AM

I don’t know what to use this thing on and barely know what to do with a pencil.

-- Will work wood for food.

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#3 posted 09-26-2017 01:29 AM

Double post, but since I had to go redo all the pic links to get around that extortionist PB-BS, here it is anyway.

My thoughts on rules.

http://lumberjocks.com/Smitty_Cabinetshop/blog/33483

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#4 posted 09-26-2017 01:34 AM

Nice collection Smitty.

-- Will work wood for food.

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#5 posted 09-26-2017 01:37 AM

thanks, woodyjoe. Love me some Lufkin two-ways.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#6 posted 09-26-2017 02:20 AM

I don’t use it as much as I’d like but it’s my fave of the couple I have.

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#7 posted 09-26-2017 03:06 AM



I don t know what to use this thing on and barely know what to do with a pencil.

- woodyjoe

Here ya go for starters

LOL

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

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#8 posted 09-26-2017 03:45 AM


I don t use it as much as I d like but it s my fave of the couple I have.

- TheFridge

I want one! Is it something that’s available, or one of a kind? If you know where I can get one, please post a link.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#9 posted 09-26-2017 04:32 AM

I think that’s an old Stanley. Can’t find my pic..

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#10 posted 09-26-2017 04:34 AM

Nice collection!

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

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#11 posted 09-26-2017 04:15 PM

Nice rulers.

-- Will work wood for food.

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#12 posted 09-26-2017 04:59 PM


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#13 posted 09-26-2017 05:09 PM



I don t use it as much as I d like but it s my fave of the couple I have.

- TheFridge

yeah, fridge, that ruler is really nice looking! I want one!

-- Pete

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#14 posted 09-26-2017 06:23 PM

Many years ago I was in Chatham MA cruising antique stores. Saw that small rule in one shop for $110. Continued cruising and a few shops later ran across the same rule for $8.00. Guess which one is still in my tool chest? Really handy little rule. My only problem with it is that it seems to get lost in my pockets every now and then.

A few years back I think it was Lee Valley ran a special on steel rules. Package deal for 6, 12, 18 and 24. Bought 2 sets. One for me and one for the wife. Can’t recall a project since then that didn’t use one or more of these rules. More and more I use story sticks and setup blocks. My work seems to improve the less I measure with a tape or ruler.

-- Sawdust Maker

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#15 posted 09-26-2017 06:55 PM

+1 ^^ for the use of setup blocks.

-- Andy - Seattle

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