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Made my own inchworm (actually I made two)

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by MartinDWhite, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. MartinDWhite

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    I saw the inchworm a while ago and thought it was a GREAT thing. So I decided to make myself one. I chucked up a piece of 5/16 rod in my lathe and used a threading bit to make the indentations. The larger one is 3 inches long and marked in 1/16 for first inch and 1/8 for the rest. There are larger cuts at each inch. I carried it for a couple months, used it often enough to make it worth having. My cousin saw it and said that he would like one....if I had time. Since he is my cousin I whipped out a smaller one for him. It is 2 5/8 inches long with similar marking. I offset turned the marks on it so the 1/16 marks are only visible on one side.

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    I plan to make a replacement for myself with the ofset turning method and put inches on one side and mm on the other. It should be much more useful....

    Martin D. White
     
  2. themadplumbarian

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    Nice work, i did the same thing, just on a larger scale, on my walking stick, "on wood",, took a very fine blade, "metal hack saw" made a grove (the first 2" doesnt count due to having a rubber foot) every 1/2" for 4", and a grove every 1" for a foot, total 2', but for every inch mark from start to finish instead of a hack saw blade i used a wood blade to make it wider, and also longer, and to make things more readable took a sharpie and let the unfinished wood suck the ink in. also made a number on 1 & 2' lines.. but i really like your inchworm design better! JR
     
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    Very nice! I like the idea of offset turning the marks.
     
  4. jdstuf

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    I was itching to make a few of these for myself, and as gifts. I hadn't even thought of offset turning the marks. Excellent idea, thanks for sharing!
     
  5. RyanMalpiede

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    Very nice Work!
     
  6. Chili-Mac

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    Definitely going to do something similar once I resume my internship this summer. Good job