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 Ruler Rack by Merry Bee

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PostSubject: Ruler Rack by Merry Bee   Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:31 pm

Title: Ruler Rack
Post by: Merry Bee on April 16, 2008, 12:31:48 PM
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I don't know where I read the hint yesterday, but I put it into effect immediately:

Some clever person said those bread slicer racks make a perfect rack for your rulers.

I dug mine out of the bottom of the cabinet and found the perfect place for it, within reach, but out of the way. Now I am looking for my 12 1/2" omnigrid square one! They do get lost in the mess around here.


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Title: Re: Ruler Rack
Post by: jennQT1 on April 16, 2008, 12:36:42 PM
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What's a bread slicer rack? :huh:


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Title: Re: Ruler Rack
Post by: Merry Bee on April 16, 2008, 12:51:00 PM
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Well, if you don't have one, you could just go buy a ruler rack to use! :2funny:

When bread machines got popular a few years ago, there were racks you could set your cooled loaf of bread down in, to slice them. There are slots on the side for your slicing knife, to make evenly sliced slices. I put my bread machine in the garage months ago, because I don't use it that much, and the slicer rack was not being used either.


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Title: Re: Ruler Rack
Post by: Pawstoquilt on April 16, 2008, 12:53:37 PM
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My solution is---I put nails in the wall and hangum up!! I couldn't find a spot to sit something else.
I am a bad "sitter-downer". You must have a big room MerryBee.
I use my bread slicer!!!!


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Title: Re: Ruler Rack
Post by: Merry Bee on April 16, 2008, 01:02:52 PM
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My sewing machine area is in the corner of the sunroom, and the walls are all brick or glass. There is no place to put a nail unless I nail a nail into the furniture, which is what I have done, except I use cup hooks or those L-shaped screws. I have a huge old oak chest of drawers on a brick wall, full of fabric, and the rack is on top of it. I might be in the mood to make bread again, and grab it back sometime to use as a slicer.

I also put a bookcase against that wall, and have my quilting books, fabric, and some drawer units in the shelves. It is a challenge to sew in a room that is all glass, but I found that I get depressed if I go off in a spare room by myself to sew. I have to be in the center of things.

Many of my books are out in the garage now, and I only keep gardening, cookbooks, and quilting books handy. Some of the cookbooks are out there, too, and I tossed some of them.


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Title: Re: Ruler Rack
Post by: tlcquiltnut on April 17, 2008, 12:54:59 AM
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:tickedoff: YOU TOSSED YOUR COOKBOOKS! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKK! :tickedoff:



I never found it easy to use a slicer dulled my knife , I slice with an electric knife, does a great job...my slicer thingy is long gone darn..... :sad:


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Title: Re: Ruler Rack
Post by: Merry Bee on April 17, 2008, 01:11:02 AM
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I tossed the old ones that were ratty, but first I copied the recipes I liked on the copier. I had dozens of old cookbooks that were published by various clubs and home demonstration groups. My sis and I got the idea that we could just toss them out, clean our kitchens, and keep only the recipes that we actually like. Most people in my family have what we call "The Other Family Bible" which is the Joy of Cooking. It always explains terminology, has lots of recipes, and very few pictures. Great book.


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Title: Re: Ruler Rack
Post by: Texasmusicmom on April 17, 2008, 12:56:18 PM
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Great idea MB.....I admit.....I'm a "tosser" too.......they just take over. Gave mine to the church garage sale. I'm addicted to reading cookbooks, so new ones have long taken their place. I need to do what you suggested....copy the recipes I use from the older ones, put them in a photo album thingy, and put all the rest of the older ones in a box for NEXT year's gsale. (It's a huge one...it netted over $20,000 for missions last year.) I have some "antique" ones....my grandmothers....I will keep those tho.


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Title: Re: Ruler Rack
Post by: Pawstoquilt on April 17, 2008, 02:25:38 PM
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OH MY GOSH!!!! I can't imagine "tossing" my cook books. My daughter tells me not to plan on leaving them to her, she doesn't want them. My son would be more likely to take them than her. He says he wants the "recipe box"
with the tattered and dirty recipes--he knows they are good. I have 500+ cookbooks--I lovem'. This is "part" of my collection.


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Title: Re: Ruler Rack
Post by: Texasmusicmom on April 17, 2008, 03:55:12 PM
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WOW...I thought I had a lot..... Cheesy.....you definitely have more than I do!!!! Does it rival your stash?


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Title: Re: Ruler Rack
Post by: Merry Bee on April 17, 2008, 04:09:16 PM
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I think I have at least that many. But the overflow is in the garage. I also have at least that many literature and poetry books. I have several shelves of reference books, a bookcase of old 33rpm records, gardening books, and another bookcase of sewing books and fabrics, etc. and I got to thinking it was like living in a museum/library.

So ... DH gets kind of irritated at me; the house is paid for and cluttered up with my stuff. I am weeding out excess, and visualizing a pretty place that looks as roomy and beautiful as it once did, when we bought the house 33 years ago.


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Title: Re: Ruler Rack
Post by: quiltermarynel on April 17, 2008, 08:50:03 PM
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When DS #1 moved out, he took my cook books and my iron and ironing board ("I'm the only one who uses them, Mom") He was right. All he left me was my Joy of Cooking, and My mom's Betty Crocker, of which he had his own copies. That was BQ (before quilting).

I told my DH that I needed places to hang rulers and templates. The little ones go on headless nails (grinder) on the edge of my thread rack. The big ones are attached to the side one of my drawer units. (Several years ago, I sent DH out to look for cheap dressers or desks for me to use. He came back with 15!!!!! metal ones that he got for $10 each. They came from a college dorm and are ugly as sin, but VERY useful. I still have most of them.)




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Title: Re: Ruler Rack
Post by: Merry Bee on April 17, 2008, 08:59:49 PM
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:coolsmiley: Careful what you ask for..... Dh loves a bargain and loves to improvise. He made a drop leaf table on the back of my sewing machine cabinet, just like the pricey ones have. He picked up the material for the leaf from the curb when somebody threw out an old computer desk. Two piano hinges later, and a drawer stack to prop it up on, and I am in business.
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