|Forum topic by Tom||posted 08-21-2014 08:06 PM||1901 views||5 times favorited||9 replies|
08-21-2014 08:06 PM
Recently I purchased a new table saw and now I had to re-make some of my jigs. Normally I like to put a measuring tape on just about every jig / fence I make or use – it’s just easier – but it can get expensive to purchase the stick down tapes. In the past I wrote a program for an on screen ruler which needed to translate pixels to actual inches – I looked for that program but could not find it – so off to the web I went.
I found several sites that had printable rulers but there was one that stood out and it had measuring tapes you could print out. The site is located at http://printable-ruler.net/
I found there was a couple rulers I wished were there like a centered 24” inch tape and a right to left (reversed tape) so I emailed via their contact form and a nice person named Jan contacted me back and they pretty quickly added these 2 to their site for free – great people huh?
Since I have a laminator I usually laminate these and then use spray on adhesive to put them on my jigs but one could easily use clear tape to do the same.
It’s great to get built in rulers on our jigs – it’s even better when it’s free!
Hope this helps some others.
-- --Tom - Saint Francis, WI