Monday, June 17, 2013

Silly Stuff: How to Make a Tape Measure

 
 
How to make a tape measure in two steps:
 
 
Step 1 - Get a yardstick*.
 
 

Step 2 - Get a plane.

 

Complete!



*Instructions intended for use in USA, Liberia, and Myanmar only!


15 comments:

  1. How many can you get out of one yardstick?

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    1. Two, one from each side. Of course, if I sharpened that iron, I bet I could split the ink layer in half and get four!

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  2. Wow! I guess I never really thought how easy it would be to make one. Even I could make one of those!
    Does it matter what kind of wood you use? I definitely need a yardstick of DOOM!!!

    ~ Georgie N. :)

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    1. Georgie - I think just about any wood should work - but the shaving won't hold up to much use. If you made one from a yardstick of doom, well that would last longer I am sure. But there aren't too many of those around - maybe ebay?

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    2. WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT BEFORE?!?!?!

      Ha ha thanks!!

      ~ Georgie N. :)

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  3. Last night, while cleaning the shop in preparation for a new project, I considered getting rid of a yardstick that has been sitting forlornly in the corner, something about the sentimental value of things past... Today I'm marching right out and giving it new life!

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    1. Autumndoucet - Two new lives actually - one for the shaving and one for the freshly planed wood (mine became slats for a small crate for my son's Hot Wheels - I'll post it soon). Thanks for commenting!

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    1. Anytime Jonathan! Haven't seen you in a while - hope all is well with you and yours.

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