|Project by rjb37||posted 05-24-2014 02:21 PM||1866 views||18 times favorited||5 comments|
This is an ancient tool. It will allow you to divide something into whole number parts and it will do other things too. I made this one out of poplar and a Brusso jewelry box hinge.
Picture #2 I am setting up to divide this edge into 9 equal parts by setting the legs of the sector to 9 on each end.
Picture #3 I set the dividers to what you what – here I’m setting them to 1 to get 9 equal parts. You could also use 3 and get three equal parts. It has to be a whole number – no fractions.
Picture #4 you step off nine equal parts. No measuring, no calculators, no rulers or tapes, just dividers and a sector.
You could do the same thing with just dividers but the sector makes it quicker and easier.
-- accidental woodworker