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    Posted 4 years ago

    yosemite46
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    Trying to figure this one out. Number scale down middle is 1 thru 12, then repeats 1 thru 12 again. Numbers are 5/16" apart. 9" long when closed and 14" when extended. Very well made from wood and brass. Anybody know ?

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      That is a lufkin style log ruler. It will tell you how many board feet of wood are in a standing tree before you cut it. Trees are measured and ones to be harvested are marked to be cut.
    2. lptools, 4 years ago
      I am not sure what you have there. Sorry,fhrjr2, but I don't think it is a log rule, Lufkin style, or, otherwise, it is just too small. My guesses would be a printers rule or gage, or, for drafting.
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      Might not be lp but up north I have seen them from 12 " to 4 '. Which you use depends on the species and intended end product. It might well be intended for use as some type of caliper. I was posting based on what I have seen in person. Hopefully someone will find an exact match and we will all learn something we didn't know.
    4. lptools, 4 years ago
      I had a couple log rulers here ( for calculating board foot yield of a log, based on length and diameter), and Log Calipers, but they have since moved on to a new home. I'm just having a hard time figuring out the scales on the item posted!!!
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      These don't enlarge on my computer for some reason so all I get is a long distance view. Cant see scales.
    6. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 4 years ago
      It looks similar to an item used in shoe shops to measure peoples feet. If it is, I have not seen one like this before. They are usually folding rather than sliding.
    7. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 4 years ago
      Adjustable trammel???
      Stuff
    8. lptools, 4 years ago
      Irishcollector, I think you may have it. Please check out
      eBay item number: 362756229898 Regards, Lou
    9. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 4 years ago
      lptools, I'm posting a similar one I picked up in a market many years ago.
    10. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      This item appears to have flat extension prongs that open beyond 90 degrees. I never have seen that on any trammel points. I hope someone finds and posts one like this
    11. SharpGuy, 4 years ago
      Old shoemakers ruler.

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