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Use for rulers Answered

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

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

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

10 years ago

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

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tech-kingGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Goodharttech-king

Reply 10 years ago

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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Bran

10 years ago

Propeller?

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ry25920Bran

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Branry25920

Reply 10 years ago

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

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Kiteman

10 years ago

Boomerangs!

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

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

10 years ago

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

10 years ago

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

10 years ago

smack your little brother with them

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tech-kingry25920

Reply 10 years ago

see how smart i am. samrte. another good use:
  • firewood
  • measuring stuff
  • plant straitening things (tomato stakes?)
  • throwing weapons