I work with jigs a lot in cutting the jigsaw puzzles. I’ve been aligning the material to a piece of electrical tape on the left rail of the crumbtray, and that has worked pretty dang well for me. Why not have something a little nicer, especially if you can do it for basically free, right?
These rulers attach to the left rail and the right rail of the crumbtray using veneer (I used PG maple veneer). The original AI file is included (with modifiable text) along with the SVG that has text outlines.
The curve could use a tiny bit of smoothing but it’s close enough you can’t tell that it isn’t perfect.
I just had the thought this past weekend that GF should have put a ruler on the tray. Thought about a paper one on peel-n-stick paper… Didn’t occur to me to use veneer!
Hey @dan, THIS needs to be an official thing. Pay this guy for his file/idea and make this part of the official “new owner” documentation… Perhaps one of the “first ‘prints’” bit along with the ruler (which I actually use all the time).
Also a couple of us have posted center rulers - where the 0 is in the center of the ruler and the measurements go out to either side so you can easily find the center of things (my wife uses hers all the time for needlepoint).
HUGE props to JB! (@jbmanning5)
The AI file had not yet been converted to all outlines for the text… so I was able to EASILY revise one side of the ruler to a “center ruler.” I also did not change this file to outlines yet, so if you REALLY want center rulers on both sides (or the opposite side of what I did - the right), you can.