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  • Giraffe Height Gauge for kid

    Just finished this project for a kid bedroom decorated with a jungle theme. Used JGR Giraffe's pattern, "twisted" the neck a little to fit it on the side of the gauge.
    Giraffe was made of cherry wood, African mahogany, maple, Santos rosewood and Madagascar rosewood.

    I made the gauge with maple. Used Sharpies pen of different colors to mark the inches & centimeters. At first I wanted to use my wood burner but I was too scared not to be able to give the gauge graduation an uniform look so I chose the pen instead.

    Note that I made the backboard with a piece that can be glued to the back of the ruler as you can see on the third picture.
    Enjoy.
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  • #2
    Nice! I especially like the placement of the cathedral grain in the Maple(?) on the neck. That really adds to the sense of height and the length of the neck. This reminds mee of the height gauges used at amusement parks. As in "You must be this tall to go on this ride......." I remember standing on tiptoes cause I really, really wanted to go.

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    • #3
      That is so cool Henriette, What I like the best is the owner can take it with them when they move. One of the saddest things for my mom when we sold our house, was leaving behind the door frame where she marked down all our heights and the dates.
      Marsha
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      • #4
        The Giraffe turned out stunning.
        "Still Montana Mike"

        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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        • #5
          I love it! Beautiful job on the giraffe great cuts and wood color is outstanding.
          Jerry
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          • #6
            Henri your giraffe is fantastic! I love how you made it into a height gauge. T
            Theresa

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            • #7
              OK, so I clicked on this expecting some cheesy stick with a giraffe painted on it and ...WOW - this is FANTASTIC!!!!

              What a great idea.
              Zohar - probably the only one.

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              • #8
                Wonderful - I hope it was for a family you enjoy so they will love it for more than one reason. Beautiful workmanship.
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                • #9
                  That is one cool project.You did an outstanding job on it Henriette.
                  Tim

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                  • #10
                    Beautiful work (play) Henriette
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                    • #11
                      That is wonderful work! What a great idea!
                      Brian - Wyoming

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                      • #12
                        Beautiful. Everything is perfect wood color, shaping, and a great idea.
                        Fran

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                        • #13
                          What a great idea, Henriette! The giraffe is absolutely beautiful. Whoever gets that will have an heirloom.

                          Jan

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                          • #14
                            Beautiful work! Kids will love it!
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                            • #15
                              Awesome project Henriette.
                              Merle
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