story pole

story pole

[′stȯr·ē ‚pōl]
(design engineering)

story rod, height board, story pole

A wood rod equal in length to the distance between two floors; may be divided into equal parts, each equal to the height of a step for use in stair construction. Also see gauge rod.
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Congratulations to those who opposed the Flamingo Clan's art; through intimidation they've convinced the Oregon Country Fair board not to raise the story pole.
Opponents of the story pole have become that which they rail against: bullies.
Set the story pole on the stack of stones and move it up or down until you find a position where both the top and the bottom stones will need to be cut to fit, without leaving a sliver.
Among his other major works are the charming story Pole Poppenspaler (1874), the historical novella Aquis submersus (1875), and the novella Im Schloss (1861; "In the Castle").
There is a beeping locator that can be mounted on a story pole, which works great for leveling floors.
To commemorate the rich history of British Columbia's Aboriginal peoples and share the story of the international multi-sport games, a Coast Salish artist will transform a 20' western red cedar log into a traditional story pole.
Hold the top of the story pole snug against the frieze board and mark out the siding courses (Photo 6) at all corners and around windows and doors.
6 MARK the top of each siding course using the story pole as a guide (see "Making s Story Pole," p.
A story pole is any long piece of wood that you premark to show siding course intervals.
5 MARK the siding courses on the corner and window trim with a story pole.
There are mortuary poles (Photo 1), monument poles, story poles, and house frontal poles showing family crests, ridicule poles, house posts and welcome figures, each serving a different purpose.