|Project by littlecope||posted 03-04-2009 09:23 PM||2028 views||6 times favorited||11 comments|
Because I was sick and tired of the trial and error way that I’ve been making fields for all these boxes!
Every time I cut the pattern for a field or panel, I think of how much easier it would be if I had some Inside Calipers. Last night I had one of those “Shucks! I coulda had a V-8!” Realization Moments and asked, why not make myself a pair?
Construction couldn’t be simpler and it took less than an hour. Most of that was spent hunting down a nut, bolt, and washer through my carefully sorted parts…
It doesn’t hurt that I have Grand Dad’s old Matte Cutter from his Photographic Lab. I’ll bet he would be pleased that it is still seeing use. One of his other hobbies was woodworking!
Nothing fancy, but it suits my purpose perfectly!! Maybe I’ll spray some Poly on ‘em real quick…;-) MC
-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.