Fibonacci gauges by the batch

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Project by studie posted 11-14-2009 08:06 AM 4440 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just for fun, making about 25 Fib gauges. African mahogany, IPE, Maple, Brazilian cherry, Walnut & Bamboo. Just a light sanding left to do with “Pam” the detail sander in the back! But for real, each piece has to be cut to length, rounded on 1 or 2 ends, made to a point on one end, drilled for the barrel bolts, rounded on the shaper, sanded by machine then by hand then 4 coats of oil wet sanded & wipe on poly, Whew. Thats 100 parts, Wah wah wah

-- $tudie

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#1 posted 11-14-2009 08:13 AM

What are you going to do with them Studie? Going into the gauge business??

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 11-14-2009 08:34 AM

Trying to use up all this scrap wood will take a lifetime! No just having fun sanding my fingers off, the finishing end of this takes forever. Maybe I should just spray but nothing beats a hand rubbed finish of oil & as it is poly based the final coats of wipe on poly (Minwax) sure looks fine. Carvers in Puallup this weekend!

-- $tudie

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#3 posted 11-14-2009 09:01 AM

Very Cool! But I figured to make only 1 or 2! LOL

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#4 posted 11-14-2009 12:17 PM

I see the bits of wood, but I too am curious about what your going to do with them? What are they gauging?

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#5 posted 11-14-2009 02:22 PM

My woodworking group made them as a project a couple of years ago.

Colin – it is a gauge that uses the golden ratio. These will make lay-out easier.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#6 posted 11-14-2009 03:33 PM

Hey Studie,
Cool looking project…nice job.

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#7 posted 11-14-2009 05:08 PM

I am happy with the one I made…
Why a hundred?

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#8 posted 11-14-2009 05:51 PM

Great looking gauge, but 100. Well in my shop maybe id find one when I needed it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#9 posted 11-14-2009 05:59 PM

Those are cool, I’ll pm my address of where to send one. LOL

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#10 posted 11-14-2009 06:21 PM

Wow That’s great, 25 why not. Let me know if you selling any.


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#11 posted 11-14-2009 06:28 PM

How about a demo of how you use them.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#12 posted 11-14-2009 08:06 PM

That is quite a painstaking project to make that many.
For those who would like to make their own I found plans at this web site:
You can also buy plans from the Wood Magazine web site issue #173 Nov. 2008 and they have videos on how to use them.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#13 posted 11-15-2009 09:53 AM

I’ll bet that took a day or three…...good looking gauges.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#14 posted 11-15-2009 10:40 PM

These are beautiful.

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#15 posted 11-26-2009 04:18 AM

25×4=100. 25 gauges with 4 pcs each = 100 parts total parts still not done but closing in on it. I think I’ll spray after all with pre cat conversion lac this weekend.

-- $tudie

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