Hmmm, will they allow this for use on the Regents or SAT?
The Slide Rule Museum has a template to make a model slide rule. I took that and transformed it into a piece of functional jewelry.
This will be made entirely from paper/cardstock. Advanced crafters can apply the same concept to wood and wood veneers, machined metals, or formed plastics.
This project can be adapted to make a wood, metal, plastic or ceramic bangle/bracelet. Since the scale markings are intricate, it may require a laser cutter or other method to print directly on the material used.
Note that accuracy of the instrument is limited to the medium, construction method, and skill of the operator.
Step 1: Do this at your desk...
To make this papercraft, you will only need to print out the slide rule template on cardstock and glue up the parts.
So at the office or home, have ready:
printer to print PDF file
several sheets of cardstock, thin cardboard
straight paper trimmer
Download the PDF to make a papercraft slide rule from the Slide Rule Museum site.
Look for the "Scales to make a Mannheim Slide Rule - K,A,B,L,C,D - Kinsman" and click on the image to access the PDF in your browser.
Print out on regular letter size paper. The graphic will also be our guide to construct the bangle.