Two sticks to rule the world

#1

Well, the world inside a Glowforge anyway! Having some scrap plywood I thought to make a 20-inch ruler that would define the space available and set accurate measuring points, I set Inkscape with a 1/10-inch grid and a snap-to-grid so they were dead on accurate and as I was doing it realized that I could not engrave or even cut the full length, so I measured a horizontal line as close as I could get to the max cut area, and cut the rulers down to that. I could not decide which side to put the inches so I made both the top one a hair longer to see if I could get away with it, and cut each one in turn.

As I then had two of them I measured the distance from front firewall to the back and cut the short one there so I could leave them both in place when cutting, and put on a coat of varnish, against any fumes, so I could wash that off.
So here (I hope) is the svg for both:
20-RULER%20S

You will notice that the text is a bit odd as I had to score rather than engrave as the space available for engrave is much smaller:

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#2

Sweet! :grinning:

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#3

Hey, thanks for the share!

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#4

Just what i was looking for … Thanks!

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#5

I discovered how I can engrave the big one! I put it in at 30 degrees and the diagonal on the maximum engrave is just about enough to not refuse

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#6

I also discovered that by setting the local focus height to 0.50" the score was wide enough to be easily read.

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