Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Remove advertisements
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Thickness dial caliper

  1. #1
    Christophe Mineau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    France, Brittany !
    Posts
    696
    Thanks
    422
    Thanked 1,029 Times in 382 Posts

    Christophe Mineau's Tools

    Thickness dial caliper

    Hello,
    Still in the instrument making family, here is my thickness dial caliper :



    It has a steel frame, the profile is a T, for stiffness, it is welded.

    My personal touch to this classical tool, is the brace that has the goal to yet stiffen the frame.
    Generally, with this kind of tool, the widest it is, the less stiff it is, but you don't always need to measure a wide plate.
    So I designed this detachable brace, fixed with two bolts.
    If you are making a violin, you do no need a too much throat, so your can benefit from the stiffest configuration, which is the one shown on the picture, with the brace in the center.
    If you are measuring larger plates (guitar/cello) , you can move the brace more on the right or even remove it.
    Even without brace, this construction is quite stiff, if you push with the hand on the arm, you only get maybe 2 to 3 10th of mm bending.
    Cheers !
    Christophe
    ________________________________________________________________
    Visit my Website : http://www.labellenote.fr/
    Facebook : La Belle Note
    All my personal works, unless explicitly specified, are released under
    Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Christophe Mineau For This Useful Post:

    Hotz (11-12-2014), kbalch (11-12-2014), Paul Jones (11-12-2014)

  3. #2
    Captainleeward's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    San DIEGO, California
    Posts
    968
    Thanks
    416
    Thanked 1,022 Times in 461 Posts

    Captainleeward's Tools
    WOW thats a big caliper. :O)

  4. #3
    Christophe Mineau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    France, Brittany !
    Posts
    696
    Thanks
    422
    Thanked 1,029 Times in 382 Posts

    Christophe Mineau's Tools
    Yes, the luthier always dreams of one day building a double bass
    Last edited by Christophe Mineau; 11-13-2014 at 02:10 AM.
    Cheers !
    Christophe
    ________________________________________________________________
    Visit my Website : http://www.labellenote.fr/
    Facebook : La Belle Note
    All my personal works, unless explicitly specified, are released under
    Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

  5. #4
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Clermont, FL
    Posts
    5,034
    Thanks
    2,275
    Thanked 503 Times in 372 Posts
    Thanks Christophe! I've added your Thickness Gauge to our Metalworking and Measuring and Marking categories, as well as to your builder page: Christophe Mineau's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


  6. #5
    Hotz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    South of Brazil.
    Posts
    360
    Thanks
    157
    Thanked 71 Times in 50 Posts

    Hotz's Tools
    Nice..
    Sorry my mistakes in english.
    to share your tip >>> http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/tool-tips-tricks/ <<<

  7. #6
    Content Editor DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,092
    Thanks
    354
    Thanked 694 Times in 631 Posts
    Very interesting. I appreciate these luthiery posts, and I didn't realize that considerable precision went into making them.


    Post your reply!
    Join 33,912 of us and get our 173 Must Read Homemade Tools eBook free.



    173 Must Read Homemade Tools

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •