When turning bowls it can be handy to have a gauge to check the thickness. This design features a scissor grip and an index point for calibrating measurements off of.
The post can be assembled with some judicious use of CA or similar fast drying glue. Gauge index is attached in the same way.
Once gauge index is attached, you can use calipers or a ruler to measure the spread between the tips and mark the handle with a pen for spacing distance marks. I’m in the US, so this one is marked in portions of an inch.
Calipers 3 Layout.pdf (7.0 KB)