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Old 14-04-2019, 09:40 PM
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hi evry one CG got some free plans from a woodworking site he follows on you tube.



we have no idea what they are for or how to use them all we know is they are called golden ratio calipers and we think they look cool.
first i needed to cut a piece of plywood to size.


CG used spray glue to hold the pattern to the plywood so i had to leave while he did it.
i used CG's scroll saw to cut out the pieces


CG wanted to use spray finish so once again i had to go up stairs.
now it is time to assemble it.



here it is all done.



if anyone knows how to use them or what they are for please let us know

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Old 14-04-2019, 10:05 PM
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I can help with that, a little, because it's part of my business. Dividing something by the golden ratio - like furniture, windows, architecture etc. - looks pleasant to our eyes, that ratio is considered the optimum for this purpose. It's roughly 3:5 or 5:8 or 8:11, iirc.
These calipers should keep that ratio, when you stretch the outer arms to the total length (or, usually, height) of an object, the middle one tells you where to put whichever partition or separator you need. I haven't seen them before and cannot tell if it's for drawings (bc they're a lil small for real size stuff), but I guess that's how they work.
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Old 14-04-2019, 10:19 PM
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No idea what they are for but great photos.
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Old 14-04-2019, 10:30 PM
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very interesting tool , not sure what it's for , mr Track says its for dividing portions of ice cream '' that half's mine , the smaller half's your's'' .... that's men for goodness sake !!

hug's N' snuggles Tina xxx
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Old 14-04-2019, 10:50 PM
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Cuddly's explanation sounds totally plausible and I had absolutely no idea other than they look like some 'barn find' antique tool from the 1800s, only new looking instead of old


Nice work though, very well done A set of wooden sockets and a ratchet next
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Old 14-04-2019, 11:07 PM
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Thanks for sharing your fabulous photos, I do enjoy watching carly working and doing such great jobs.

Nope, I didn't have a clue what they were used for, so I Googled it and Cuddly's totally right
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Old 15-04-2019, 12:42 AM
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Lovely work there carly ☺

To expand on Cuddly's superb explanation, these sort of calipers (style and size) are used by wood carvers, masons, blacksmiths etc when laying out or making things to the golden ratio. For example, in my own experience, i have seen them used for adjusting forged iron scrolls in decorative gates and the like. You forge the shape of the open scroll free hand or with a jig, then offer the calipers up to it to see how far off you were! Or when adjusting thd working drawing (normally in chalk on the floor). Obviously those are forged from iron/steel by the smith rather than wood
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Old 15-04-2019, 02:55 AM
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thank you mr. cuddly for the comment and explanation now we know what they do.

thank you mr. dongo we appreciate the comment.

thank you tina titswobble we appreciate the comment but tell mr. track the large piece is yours.

thank you mr. revolwe appreciate your comment.

thank youmr. tommo if you could get all your girls working you could start a business.

thank you mr. saxen for further explaining what the tool does.

thank you everyone CG and i really appreciate that you all like what we do.

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Old 15-04-2019, 07:45 AM
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And i thought it was a wimwom for grinding smoke backwards......

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Old 15-04-2019, 06:24 PM
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I've just seen this. What a clever girl you are. dolls aren't just for looking at - they have brains and abilities too. Always good to see you. Kat and Julie send their regards.
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