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I have five wooden 12 inch ruler. I used them in a project and don't need them any more. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do? I don't want to throw them away. That would be a waste of $2.00. L: 12" W:1" H:~1/4"

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iceng (author)2017-05-12

No one has mentioned two rulers side by side can add and subtract.

Change the scales to logarithm rulings and surprise !

Adding logs really multiplies but what divides ?

Great for teaching math and a lost art of sliderules which I used in my first two jobs..

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SusanP82 (author)2017-05-11

Child discipline. I'm not saying you should beat your child, but a smack on the butt from a ruler gets the point across.

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Goodhart (author)2008-02-20

I use mine to......draw straight lines and measure short distances.... :-)

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tech-king (author)Goodhart2008-02-21

same here. we should make a " using applinaces and devices for their correct purpose" groupe.

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Goodhart (author)tech-king2008-02-21

Oh, I have used them for a myriad of other purposes too, it is just that these two were being ignored, so I thought I would mention them ;-)

There is a "single performance" trick one can do with showing that the weight of a single sheet of newspaper can help "break" a wooden ruler in two.

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ry25920 (author)Bran2008-02-20

Good Idea. I'm trying to build a rubber band powered aircraft. Small scale.

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Bran (author)ry259202008-02-20

Awesome, you'll have to let me know how that turns out. Perhaps an iBle?

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2008-02-20

UM, yeah remove the little metal "edge" first or someone is liable to lose fingers trying to catch it LOL

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ledzep567 (author)2008-02-20

use them as bases for small projects make them into wooded serving forks! make a coin racing track with them(just roll a quarter or nickel, dime and pennies if your good at it down the ruler and it should roll for a good while if there are no obstructions, they will even roll right off a table and keep on rolling!)((if i see a coin rolling instructable im gonna be pissed) make a rubber band gun(again, if i see an instructable with a rubber band gun that uses a closepin for the trigger...) measure... handle idunno

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-02-19

Usually I just keep them somewhere in a desk, and whenever I need it, I'll use it again.

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tech-king (author)2008-02-19

smack your little brother with them

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tech-king (author)ry259202008-02-19
see how smart i am. samrte. another good use:
  • firewood
  • measuring stuff
  • plant straitening things (tomato stakes?)
  • throwing weapons

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