Square and Gauge toolswap2014

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Here is my contribution to this latest swap.

Some wild grained oak and a purple heart inlay. The blade is brass, with 2 brass pins to secure it. Poly finish.

The gauge is made for helping design with the ” Golden Ratio”
It is Cherry, speed rivets with a wipe on poly finish. My first go at such an item.

I was working with the rivets on hand. So the wood was a bit thicker then I would have liked, fat 1/8th. x 3/8 “

I may make another out of brass. It is a pretty easy project.

For more about the Gauge look at this link

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#1 posted 03-08-2014 08:15 PM

Your picture doesnt do justice to these tools Brendan. Maybe Tim will let you borrow his pic? The wood choices are outstanding. Thanks for the link. I’ve printed out the dimensions for the guage. I wonder if a brass pin could be used. Could the ends be peined over to hold the pieces together?
Thanks for sharing these wonderful tools.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 03-09-2014 02:47 AM

Nice Project & Thanks for the Info Lake. I have a LARGE File on the Golden Ratio and Fibonacci Numbers.

Some of it came from the Link you have provided.

Thought I’d drop this in here for a little more detailed Information, Hope you don’t mind.



-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 03-09-2014 08:50 AM

Nicely done. I’m surprised there weren’t other Fibonacci gauges in the swap, I considered it. Don’t forget to use the swap tag.

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 03-09-2014 10:39 AM

Candy. That pic is a bit fuzzy on screen.

As for the rivets. Brass would work, better if you had a burr. ( a washer of the same material to reduce spliting of the wood). Back in the Prosthetic days we riveted a lot of things, iron. copper and dura AL, no pop rivets. I got pretty good with a ball peen and anvil. I took some old valve stems ( from a 350 ) and using a metal lathe. I made a whole batch of tools for riveting. Draw up punch, domed heads and dome with a center divot. Most have walked away, but I still have some.

Rick. No problem with the added info. I was having a bit of a time trying to reduce that size given. My math skills are rusty. So I printed the diagram out and played with the scale on the printer. As long as you work off the pivots, all should be good.

Much debate about of the Golden mean is the be all and end all in design. It is a starting point, when head scratching is not working well. Funny how in geometry, drafting and art class, they never mentioned it.

Rick M. Thanks. I was not sure how many people understand Fibonicci’s writings. I have read a lot, but some of it still is all Greek to me. ( very small italian pun ). But these guys managed to come up with these ideas way before pocket calculators were thought of. So they have stood the test of time.

While searching I found this. May have to give it a go.

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#5 posted 03-10-2014 02:12 AM

WOW!! That New One is a BEAUTY!!!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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