My Homemade Point2Point Layout Tool

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Project by Bricofleur posted 09-20-2017 02:16 PM 3034 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My store bought Point2Point equidistant layout tool being too small (top) (max stretch 24”), I made my own. It stretches up to 56”!
I used ash wood because of its straight grain.

For all construction details and more photos, check these two page of blog. And be sure to read the bottom part where I’ve added few errors to avoid when making a second one.

Watch this video to see how the tool works.

Thanks for looking.


-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

8 comments so far

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#1 posted 09-20-2017 04:41 PM

Very nice and very useful Serge.
That tool aids in laying out equally spaced points much quicker & accurately then a ruler and pencil.

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#2 posted 09-20-2017 04:57 PM

Nice, I like your blog of it also, Thanks for sharing it! I appreciate the time you took to document and make suggestions on making it, well done.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#3 posted 09-20-2017 05:30 PM

Hello serge

A very nice and usefull tool

Good work

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#4 posted 09-20-2017 06:34 PM

Really good job. I tried making one for a tool swap but kept splitting the ends. I’ll check out you blog and steal all your secrets. :)

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 09-20-2017 08:02 PM

Well done. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 09-21-2017 01:03 AM

I need one of these, thanks for posting looks great.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Scott Oldre

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#7 posted 09-22-2017 12:16 PM

We used these in the Navy to find and measure frequency harmonics for passive sonar. Ohhh..that subs got a bad main circ pump bearing.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#8 posted 10-09-2017 11:57 AM

thats a very handy tool when you need one and very well made buddy

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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