|Project by ugoboy||posted 02-22-2015 07:06 PM||4484 views||16 times favorited||9 comments|
In Issue 173 November 2006 Wood Magazine Fibonacci Gauge. I have been building several small projects mainly boxes. There is nothing more frustrating than to build a box and its out of proportion. Hence the need for a Fibonacci Gauge. The Article in Wood Magazine was very informative and the drawing very easy to follow. I made a beta test one exactly like in the article but I found the barrel and screw was a special length to accommodate the 1/16” stock. Also I felt the stock at 1/16th was a little flimsy. So I laminated 2 pieces of curly Maple 1.5mm each and a piece of Mahogany 2.5mm. This stiffened it up nicely, overall thickness came out to be 5.5mm. Now I don’t feel like I am going to break it each time I use it. I found the little barrel connector/Screw at Home Depot $1.18 ea four are needed. I purchased the 3/16” x 1/2” then shaved about 1/16 off the barrel so i could tighten the joint. In the Wood Magazine article it mentions Schlabaugh and Sons Woodworking http://www.schsons.com/ There you can mail order the barrel Connector/Screw for nearly the same price.
-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas