|Project by mafe||posted 10-23-2010 01:24 AM||5086 views||38 times favorited||36 comments|
With a little brass to keep all happy…
I got some wonderful wood from my friend Napoleon, so I was talking to me!
I wanted for a long time to make one of these Fibonacci gauges / golden section gauges, and now I finally had some beautiful wood to make it from.
I made two, one with brass points at the end, so it can make marks in the wood, and a brass ring for the leather string to hang it on the wall. One with holes, so the marling can be done with a pencil in the exact points.
The small one is made from Mahogany, and the big one from some ….. (help me Napoleon!).
The screws are book screws. They open them self’s, so they are not really good for this purpose, so either I will epoxy them together, or perhaps use some of the stuff the car mechanics use to hold fast bolts (some blue stuff in a tube), in this way they can be adjusted later if needed.
As always I was helped by a good pipe of tobacco, and my Veritas apron plane produced some beautiful shavings from the mahogany that I had to show you (look at the glow-wauuuuu).
If someone wants to make these gauges, here are a few links:
(To you my sweet Rivergirl, no I just can’t stop making tools – I will seek proffesional help soon I promise).
I hope it can be to some inspiration, even we have seen these a lot before,
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.