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Very nice job on these calipers. I do have another question about what these are used for.... IF I understand you correctly, then these are mostly used in the design aspect of a project? Not really used WHILE working on a project per se?

I know that the golden ratio is somewhere around 1 : 1.6, but this seems to be a very easy tool to come up with the ration when designing something.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
Correct, this is a tool you'd use primarily in the design process.
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Thank you all for this thread, the links and the plans. I intend to make at least one to see how the Golden Mean might influence some sizes and shapes in my wood carvings.
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Thank you all for this thread, the links and the plans. I intend to make at least one to see how the Golden Mean might influence some sizes and shapes in my wood carvings.
And keep in mind that this caliper can be scaled up or down to any size you want or need. Just enlarge the pattern as desired.
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Just a little exercise in math for those who might want a different size.
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This is very cool! I found the screw posts at a place here in Washington called Tacoma Screw. 4 aluminum 5/8" screw posts $1.32. I plan one making one for myself, and if I like the way it turns out maybe several more for some friends of mine.
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If yer gonna make one, make one with 5 (or more) divisions. Three will only help you lay out small projects, not kitchen base unit drawers or dresser drawers.

Like the scots said...."better a sheep than a lamb!"

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Where do you find the plans for a 5 point tool
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This looks like another great option for a swap. Simple, useful as hell, and quick to build but with lots of possible variations in size and materials.
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These things are only supposed to have 3 points. They help to determine how tall to make something of a given width.

If you want to measure really big stuff like wall shelves or kitchen cabinets, make a longer 3 point gauge. Nobody says they have to be limited in how long the legs of the gauge are.

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