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i dont have alot to spend and wanted to buy another tool soon
so i made this yesterday and its almost perfecty accurate even though it looks terrible
it works
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As long as it works. Shopmade tools are cool. You can always make a Purty one later.

Harrison, at your service!
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Nice.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Trust me when I say it looks much better than mine.

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Looks good and works as intended, cannot ask for more.
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Function before form!
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I must have a lot to learn, what is this for?

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It's used to guage wall thickness of a bowl/hollowform. One end grabs the wood and the opening on the other is equal, showing you how thick the wall is.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I must have a lot to learn, what is this for?

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/200...ubleEnded.aspx
see if this helps you more understand
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I got it now. Thanks.

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Gotta love shop made tools. Looks great.
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Hey,I used one like that,that I made for over two yrs till I broke it,then pulled some of my mouldy money out an bought one.I'm not poor,just cheap.

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Thanks. I was just about to ask the same question.

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It's used to guage wall thickness of a bowl/hollowform. One end grabs the wood and the opening on the other is equal, showing you how thick the wall is.
You still have to make a measurement. Why not just use a caliper?

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You still have to make a measurement. Why not just use a caliper?

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George I'm new to the turning world and have not started my first bowl yet. I'm thinking it's to measure deep bowls, vases or to measure the thickness where the bowl is curving up from the base. Depending on bowl size and tool sive probably the bottom also based on the shape.

OK someone tell me if I'm right.
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I made one out of plexiglass that looks just like that. I added a short piece of plastic ruler to the end so that I actually could measure wall thickness. Most of the time it's just relative if it's a thick bowl but when you start turning to 1/4" or less it's kind of nice to get it as close as possible to even wall thickness.
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George I'm new to the turning world and have not started my first bowl yet. I'm thinking it's to measure deep bowls, vases or to measure the thickness where the bowl is curving up from the base. Depending on bowl size and tool sive probably the bottom also based on the shape.

OK someone tell me if I'm right.
OK your right

Doesn't really matter how deep the bowl is,but,you can measure the thickness all the way from the bottom to the top,if you want.I also have a depth gage to measure the top edge to the bottom,all I did was take a flat board about 2" wide and drill a 1/4" hole in the center and insert a dowel rod in it.I put 1" marks on it to tell me exactly how deep the bowl or vase is.

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The tool's distance from center of pivot/hinge pin to the place or spot where the measure's are taken has to be extremely accurate........just sayin.

They're used when theres an obstruction that pevents taking regular calipres on/off(like a lip on a bowl).

Anytime you take the effort to make a tool,at least for me.........it gives a better understanding of its function and accuracy.Looks very nice,BW
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The tool's distance from center of pivot/hinge pin to the place or spot where the measure's are taken has to be extremely accurate........just sayin.

They're used when theres an obstruction that pevents taking regular calipres on/off(like a lip on a bowl).

Anytime you take the effort to make a tool,at least for me.........it gives a better understanding of its function and accuracy.Looks very nice,BW
for them to be perfect i agree with you but all i was concerned with was checking the thickness of the bowl where i couldnt feel it with my short fingers
im sure this is no where perfect but it is plenty close enough for me to know the bottom of the bowl is about 1/2"
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Heres an interesting approach.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Double-ended-ins...item3cb67478ec


The ones I'd seen were for checking shotgun brrls....where any choke present was the obstacle.Just sayin........still think Robert's OP's are nice.
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