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Old 02-18-2015, 11:42 AM   #1
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Need Help Finding A Large Slide Out Ruler For Measuring Large Openings


I've tried googling to find slide out rulers for measuring large inside openings. A screen guy that did screen porches had one and told me the make but i can't recall the name.
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Why not buy a bosch laser measure ?.

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Why not buy a bosch laser measure ?.
For some reason that measuring stick seemed to work better than using a laser.
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Why not buy a bosch laser measure ?.
It's so darn bright where i'm at the lasers don't work outside.
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"Large" is a relative term. What is the range of measurements in which you are interested?

I used to use a folding wooden ruler with a brass slide extention for inside measurements (such as when trimming a pantry) but can now measure just as acurately with a tape measure. With a little practice, you learn to know just where to read a tape when it's curved up where it meets a wall.
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http://www.tool-home.com/products/ca...ducts_id/25171

He also has the folding type.

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With wood slats and screws you can make your own folding ruler with 12" or 18" sections. The sliding extension may be tricky, though.

Coat it with polyurethane for dimensional stability.

Driving anywhere takes at least an hour, round trip, so if I can make it in the basement in less than an hour, I usually do.
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Buy a laser measure
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I was finally able to find it online...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6Ct0w01Rw4
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I've made up two of these, one for cabinet work and one for larger openings. They work great.

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/pag...=1,43513,43553

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