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    Scrolling measuring tools

    I am in the process of building a large rose trellis and needed an easier way of measuring footage for the scroll work than a string. Also knocked out a set of calipers to do the jig for a 4-1 scroll.

    Scroll measuring wheel is 3 1/8" dia. by 1/8" thick. It doesn't really matter that much on size, you simply count the revolutions as you trace the pattern, then go straight and check with a tape measure. Body is made from two pieces of 1/8" flat bar with a 3/16 bolt welded in the middle and a walnut handle turned out on the metal lathe. Kinda crude, but I needed something in a hurry. Calipers were forged from 1018 with thumb screw to lock them in place.
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    Thanks will52100! We've added your Scroll Measuring Tool to our Measuring and Marking category,
    as well as to your builder page: will52100's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Thanks will52100! We've added your Calipers to our Calipers category,
    as well as to your builder page: will52100's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:





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