But now you have two 18" rulers. Clean up the ends so it looks like you did it on purpose and put them in your tool box. Then go out and buy another long one. No one needs to ever know. If they ask you can just say that you needed shorter ones. :-)
I'm not slow, I'm pacing myself!
Isaiah 44:13 Another shapes wood, he extends a measuring line, he outlines it with red chalk. He works it with planes and outlines it with a compass...
Usual kit: Table saw, band saw, dual base router and table, lathe, various saws, planer, sanders, and a multitude of hand tools.