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Thread: New Ruler Racks

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    I've been on an organizing kick in my sewing room and decided I needed a better way to keep my rulers where they would be out of the way, but still easily accessible. So I started messing around in the wood shop, and here are a couple of ruler racks I just finished. My DD will get her pick of one of these for Christmas :P , and I'll keep the other one. They are both made out of pine with a hand rubbed beeswax and lemon oil finish.

    The first one is made to mount on the wall and hold an assortment of large rulers on the shelf as well as smaller rulers and templates in the front slots.

    The second one sits on the sewing table, or could be mounted to the wall with small shelf brackets.

    I consider these both to be "prototypes", and would welcome suggestions for improved functionality. Thanks for looking!

    Wall Mount Ruler Rack
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    Tabletop or Shelf-Mount Ruler Rack
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    This is a one-piece design; a 2x6 with slanted grooves. Easy-Peasy :)
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    Very nice!

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    I love that..
    It is really nice........
    bopeep

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    Wow I might have to run out to the shop and make one or two of those!!! thanks for posting

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    Great job of organizing! ALL ideas are welcome!

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    Both are super. I love the 2 x 6 one... how clever!!

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    Very organized. I will have to bookmark this...

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    very cool, you should make them and sell them to us! please!

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    Wow, talk about talent. I keep hinting to my retired hubby about projects like that but I have not seen any of it yet. I like the dept of the table top one, good work.

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    I bought a plastic rack for envelopes and such at the Good will for 99 cents and I've got my rulers on it and it is so nice because I can easily find the ruler I want. I'm going to make a hanging one for my 9 and 10 degree rulers and also my long ruler and they will be out of the way when Not in use. Huggies, Fay

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    These are great - that first one I saw yesterday at my long-arm quilter's studio - I am going to have to check it out more closely when I go back next week...I love it!

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    Nice work, perfect design for rulers!

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    Those are both wonderful You are so creative. Great job.

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    Very clever..now if I could only find the heater for the garage where my power tools live... it's cold and raining here. Nope, I'll just sit here and drool over yours. Love the fine sanding you did, that's one thing that I don't like, except it's a must-do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    Very clever..now if I could only find the heater for the garage where my power tools live... it's cold and raining here. Nope, I'll just sit here and drool over yours. Love the fine sanding you did, that's one thing that I don't like, except it's a must-do.
    It was cold and wet here today too; rain, sleet, wind, and now snow, but I had the trusty propane "Mr Heater" running! :wink: I don't mind sanding wood so much, It gets so nice and smooth; but I HATE sanding sheetrock!

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    cool

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    Both racks are very nice. Is that a round oak table they are on? It looks like mine, which is over 100 years old. Yours is a beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by humbird
    Both racks are very nice. Is that a round oak table they are on? It looks like mine, which is over 100 years old. Yours is a beauty!
    Yes it is; mine is an old beauty too, made by my mother's great-uncle who was a cooper by trade. It will always have an honored place in my dining room (unless my daughter decides she wants it, but it would still be in the family). It has 3 leaves and will seat 12 at its largest. Our family has enjoyed holiday dinners around that table since long before I was born.

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    Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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    I really like the wall hanging rack!! Good job :D:D:D

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    I really like the wall hanging rack!! Good job :D:D:D

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    You did a great job and I like your idea but I don't have a any room for it. My hubby put up a rod across made some hooks and I hang them up above my cutting table.

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    very clever - and resourceful. i agree that you should make and sell these in a variety of woods...cherry wood or walnut. great functionality. congratulations on being multi-talented.

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    So funny!!! I was about to post that my mom gave me one of the wall mount ones for Christmas and I love it. Then I realized it was your post mom. Love ya :-D

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    I have a belt holder that hangs over the closet rod. It's in the closet out of the way and seems to work fine keeping them all in one place, althoug a little labor intensive if the middle one is anted. Need to take some off to get to it, but for now works for me.

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