One stick to rule them all!


#1

I’ve found it interesting at times when I realize that there are things that are so simple when working in real world scale. One of those things is that you can space a bunch of lines out at 1/8" and print it out and it’s still 1/8" apart. This makes it dead simple to make a ruler or other measuring device. So, you can spend more time decorating them. Here were some we made out of tongue depressors at the Maker Faire to hand out.



I wanted to make something bigger and more decorative so I also made this one out of 1/8" cherry plywood.

I was pretty happy with it until I realized I’d forgotten the “0” line, so I just hit it with a sharpie until I cut a new one (I updated my file to have it ;)).


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#2

It’s a beautiful design… and don’t worry about the 0, it doesn’t count :sweat_smile:


#3

Very nice! Tough to pick a favorite! (Okay, the kitty cat.) :smile::hedgie:


#4

Perfect thing to pass out! I think rulers would also be useful for when you are constantly measuring things a certain distance apart that is not necessarily a nice even number. You can make your own ruler with Macphee units!


#5

Yes, they were a hot item. And I totally ripped him off, though not with the rabbit. I had a bag of larger craft sticks/large tongue depressors at home and made them with a jig that would allow both sides. Put my referral link on it too!


#6

Love the last one!
And who measures to 0?


#7

My OCD is telling you to wipe your lens.


#8

Now I want to make lots of little rulers with strange units. “That’s exactly 2-7/8 barleycorns wide.”


#9

Like a Smoot-stick? One would need to use the passthrough slot on the Pro for that. :slight_smile:


#10

I walk that bridge not infrequently…


#11

Would a Smoot Wheel work as well? Might be more historically accurate :smile:

I fear @henryhbk is the only one hear who could add the ear…


#12

Hey. Maybe @macphee can get into the souvenir shops at the new theme park.


#13

oh my god


#14

Ooh, don’t know how I missed this til now. I really love the decorative edge one. I’m going to borrow the idea, but space the decorative edge so that each point corresponds to a measurement. Looks like a variation on this one could put the peaks on inches and valleys on half inch marks.

All are very cool, and the sticks were an easy inexpensive take away.


#15

I was playing with rulers this morning and this topic bubbled up. Fortuitous timing?

Now more inspiration to play with.


#16

Tongue Depressor’s! Too clever and useful in a doctors office… Hmmm, I may have a new supply source :grin: