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Overview

 

A USA-made, ecologically-sensitive heirloom ruler and pen tray.

Inspired by the spirit of carpentry and craftsmanship: quality, efficiency, and mindfulness.

 

Evocative of a time where carpenters made their own rulers from off-cut wood pieces.

 

• Solid maple
• Laser engraved
• Eco-sensitive stain.

 

Measure twice. Cut once.

 

 

 

 

 

Ecological Sensitivity

• Designed, tooled, manufactured, and fulfilled in Chicago, Illinois USA
• FSC-certified American hard maple wood
• Eco-sensitive stain

Manufacturing Process

American hard maple in strips that are sent through a profile cutter-–this creates the molding shape. The molding strips are then stained and cut to length. These wood 'blanks' are then placed on a laser engraving machine where the very accurate ruler markings are burned into the wood. The rulers are then smoothed down on all sides with 000 fine steel wool.

Size

• 15.25" x 1.75" x .5"
• 15-inch or 38-centimeter measurement capability


Just remove the ruler from packaging and start a lifetime measuring.

Beautiful enough to be permanently installed on your desk, even serving as a tray for a special pen.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Inspiration

Cut/Once began as a reflection on the simple wooden desk ruler. Our own everyday ruler was purely functional, cheaply made, and was kept in a cluttered desk drawer. No love. Inspired by an old stapler that was handed down to Bruce from his grandfather, the opportunity arose to re-enchant a wooden ruler and give it the same capacity for longevity and meaning as this stapler.

 

 

An educational experiment

At the time Bruce had initiated a entrepreneurial product development program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where product licensing and product venturing were taught in sequential semesters. So as a live case study he created a Kickstarter campaign for the Cut/Once ruler that unfolded as the class progressed. Students were able to see the highs and lows of the process--of which there were many. Students then got to try their own hand at creating a crowdfunded project for their final grade.

Thank you, 715 Kickstarter backers!

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US Shipping

• FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the United States (including Hawaii + Alaska)
• We usually ship via USPS, but may choose other methods.
• We do not offer any expedited shipping options.
• Orders normally ship within 24 hours (but weekend orders ship Monday)
• Customers will receive a confirmation email when the order ships
• Customers have the option of adding a personal message to the in-box packing slip


Canada Shipping

Shipping to Canada is calculated by the price of total order

PRODUCT TOTAL ADDITIONAL SHIPPING FEE

$0 to $44.............

$4.99

$45 to $59...........

$7.99

$60 to $99...........

$12.99

$100 to $144.......

$17.99

$145 to $159.......

$19.99

$160 and up.......

$0 Free Shipping


• We ship via USPS, avoiding higher import fees
• Cubby 6-packs will be sent in two separate boxes through USPS
• We do not offer any expedited shipping options
• Orders normally ship within 24 hours (but weekend orders ship Monday)
• Customers will receive a confirmation email when the order ships
• Customers have the option of adding a personal message to the in-box packing slip


International Shipping (not US or Canada)

International shipping rates (outside of US and Canada) are calculated by order total.

PRODUCT TOTAL ADDITIONAL SHIPPING FEE

$0 to $44.............

$14.99

$45 to $59...........

$24.99

$60 to $99...........

$51.99

$100 to $144.......

$61.99

$145 to $159.......

$73.99

$160 to $199.......

$79.99

$200 to $299.......

$99.99

$300 and up........

$0 Free Shipping

 

• We usually ship via USPS
• We do not offer any expedited shipping options
• Orders normally ship within 24 hours (but weekend orders ship Monday)
• Customers will receive a confirmation email when the order ships
• Customers have the option of adding a personal message to the in-box packing slip

Cut/Once™

Heirloom ruler + pen tray

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