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vintage slip sticks for carpentry

#258419 by Hobbyman2 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:55 pm

Any one use them any more ? if so what size do you use the most ?

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Re: vintage slip sticks for carpentry

#258423 by dusty » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:15 pm

Hobbyman2 wrote:Any one use them any more ? if so what size do you use the most ?


I have two. Both are twelve inch. One is a Pickett Log Log Duplex and the other is a Post. I am fond of the Pickett. It was with me all the way through school. It was temporarily retired when I got my first scientific calculator ( a Texas Instruments gadget that mother gave me for graduation ). I never became really fond of it and it has been permanently retired to a trunk full of memorabilia.

Both are within reach on my desk and both get used on occasion. Mostly to ensure myself that I can still use them. I would use them more except that with my eyesight they are becoming more difficult to read accurately. If you can't see to interpolate a slide rule is almost useless.

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Re: vintage slip sticks for carpentry

#258424 by RFGuy » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:38 pm

Hobbyman2 wrote:Any one use them any more ? if so what size do you use the most ?

Do you mean a folding wood ruler, or slide rule, or ? I use my folding wood ruler (see pic below) in my shop daily. Love it.
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Re: vintage slip sticks for carpentry

#258429 by Hobbyman2 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:23 pm

A slip stick is a set of usually 2 wood sticks , usually 1 in or so wide and around a 1/4 inch thick that lay side by side like a slide rule , they extend sort of like a survey stick , popular before the tape measure , they were graduated like a ruler , shorter ones were used for measuring / laying out window sashes/jams .longer ones extended 10 ft or so

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#258430 by RFGuy » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:30 pm

Hobbyman2 wrote:A slip stick is a set of usually 2 wood sticks , usually 1 in or so wide and around a 1/4 inch thick that lay side by side like a slide rule , they extend sort of like a survey stick , before the tape measure , they were graduated like a ruler , shorter ones were used for measuring / laying out window sashes/jams .longer ones extended 10 ft or so

Yeah, I haven't used these, but I have seen them used in videos. Aren't they also called pinch rods (see link)?
https://shop.mybluprint.com/woodworking/article/accurate-woodworking/

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Re: vintage slip sticks for carpentry

#258431 by Hobbyman2 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:33 pm

Yea except I dopnt think the pinch rods are graduated .

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#258432 by RFGuy » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:38 pm

Hobbyman2 wrote:Yea except I dopnt think the pinch rods are graduated .

I have never used these, but they look useful. I think I saw The Wood Whisperer in one of his videos using one a while back. His were longer (maybe 2' long per stick) and they were slender from what I remember. I like the 1/4" x 3/4" x L size in the link I posted. I just need to order the hardware from Lee Valley and make some. Thanks for reminding me about these!

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#258433 by Hobbyman2 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:41 pm

They are also called story sticks , I have been looking for a set that is graduated

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Re: vintage slip sticks for carpentry

#258434 by BobCoates1953 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:42 pm

I have these with own wood slides. Haven't used in a while.
http://www.leevalley.com/us/Wood/page.a ... 43553&ap=1

PS: these are not maked, could do your own....??

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Re: vintage slip sticks for carpentry

#258437 by Hobbyman2 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:49 pm

My old eyes have issues reading a ruler,, lol ,,let alone making one ,,,but those are it .

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