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Jun 21, 2022 07:44:19   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
What is this? I almost remember what it is, but I can't quite name it. I know the top one is called a "Ruler" because it rules over all the other items on a desk. What's the other one?

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Jun 21, 2022 10:17:11   #
Just Shoot Me Loc: Ithaca, NY
 
Photo please?

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Jun 21, 2022 13:04:36   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
jerryc41 wrote:
What is this? I almost remember what it is, but I can't quite name it. I know the top one is called a "Ruler" because it rules over all the other items on a desk. What's the other one?


Ah! What happened to the picture?! I'll post it again.



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Jun 21, 2022 17:22:40   #
Just Shoot Me Loc: Ithaca, NY
 
Glass Plug fuse puller. Like the old fashioned ones in cars years ago.
The long end is for more modern ones used in todays cars.
Keep it in your glove box or tool box in your car. I no longer carry a tool box with me cause I probably won't be able to fix anything anyway. My cell phone and a credit card fixes everything.
But my fuse puller and some spares are in the glove box.
Ron

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Jun 22, 2022 08:07:56   #
gleneric Loc: Calgary, Alberta
 
Bottom one looks an awful lot like the part of my "featherboard" that runs in the mitre slot of my table saw. There are two screws that go through this part, with knobs on top of the assembly. Tighten knobs and the screw heads cause this part to expand slightly and lock the part in the mitre slot so the featherboard stays put.

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Jun 22, 2022 09:14:49   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
gleneric wrote:
Bottom one looks an awful lot like the part of my "featherboard" that runs in the mitre slot of my table saw. There are two screws that go through this part, with knobs on top of the assembly. Tighten knobs and the screw heads cause this part to expand slightly and lock the part in the mitre slot so the featherboard stays put.


Ah, I think you're on to something!

EDIT: I looked through the DeWalt manual, and there's nothing like that. It must be from a tool, though.

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Jun 22, 2022 10:21:48   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
It's a "Cootie Picker". Back when we were in elementary school, the boys thought that the girls had "cooties". When we moved up to high school we guys thought that the girls were "cuties".

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Jun 22, 2022 11:31:13   #
gleneric Loc: Calgary, Alberta
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Ah, I think you're on to something!

EDIT: I looked through the DeWalt manual, and there's nothing like that. It must be from a tool, though.


Jerry: I'm now 100% certain about my original response. I went down to my workshop and flipped over the featherboard and there it is



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Jun 22, 2022 13:12:57   #
MrMophoto Loc: Rhode Island "The biggest little"
 
I had a shop teacher MANY years ago that refused to call the top item a "ruler", he said that's someone who rules a country. he insisted everyone call that item a "stick of inches"

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Jun 22, 2022 15:07:19   #
clint f. Loc: Priest Lake Idaho, Spokane Wa
 
gleneric wrote:
Bottom one looks an awful lot like the part of my "featherboard" that runs in the mitre slot of my table saw. There are two screws that go through this part, with knobs on top of the assembly. Tighten knobs and the screw heads cause this part to expand slightly and lock the part in the mitre slot so the featherboard stays put.


I have several of them for table saw and router table feather boards.

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Jun 23, 2022 08:08:38   #
Abo Loc: Victoria Australia
 
MrMophoto wrote:
I had a shop teacher MANY years ago that refused to call the top item a "ruler", he said that's someone who rules a country. he insisted everyone call that item a "stick of inches"


If I remember correctly it was my English teacher that said it's a "rule" not a "ruler".

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Jun 23, 2022 14:46:50   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
gleneric wrote:
Jerry: I'm now 100% certain about my original response. I went down to my workshop and flipped over the featherboard and there it is


YES!!! That's it. I have the same thing or something nearly the same. Now I can bring that out to the garage where it belongs. Thanks for that!

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Jun 23, 2022 14:52:33   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Abo wrote:
If I remember correctly it was my English teacher that said it's a "rule" not a "ruler".


I could never understand that. It's not a rule - as in a law. Of course, it's not a ruler, either. Things get stuck with odd names. I guess people want a word that's not too long. Imagine calling it "a stick to measure things in inches." Even "measuring stick" is too long.

In French
ruler → puissant
ruler → souveraindominateur
ruler → règle

Spanish
1. (= person) gobernante mf
(= monarch) soberano (soberana) m/f
2. (for measuring) regla f

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