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dwasifar    342

Three paint sticks held together on a pivot with a wing nut to tighten them, and pen lines drawn on them:

 

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This is a makeshift tool, but what is it for? I know the answer but what's your guess? 

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Kato    1,526

Pantograph, angle finder, angle repeater, circle drawer...replacement peacock butt...poor man's nunchucks...???

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dwasifar    342
47 minutes ago, Kato said:

Pantograph, angle finder, angle repeater, circle drawer...replacement peacock butt...poor man's nunchucks...???

 

None of those exactly, but some come close.

 

The wing nut adjustment is to allow the sticks to be lined up with the pen lines:

 

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And then its function is obvious:

 

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It's a center finder for circles.

 

I found this the other day tucked into a nook under my workbench.  Clearly I made it at some point, but I don't remember doing it, or why I needed it.  It took me a couple of minutes even to figure out what it was.

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Jronman    738

@dwasifar so you have two to find diameter so they can cross and find center point?

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dwasifar    342
1 hour ago, Jronman said:

@dwasifar so you have two to find diameter so they can cross and find center point?

 

I sincerely hope you're joking. :)

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BMack37    3,614

So you're saying it definitely isn't a replacement peacock butt?

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Jronman    738
3 hours ago, dwasifar said:

 

I sincerely hope you're joking. :)

I don't think I was joking far as I know haha but you mentioned finding the center. I was thinking center as in center point.

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KnarlyCarl    4,942

The real question here...is does that tin contain the cookies or sewing supplies?? hahha 

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dwasifar    342
6 hours ago, Jronman said:

I don't think I was joking far as I know haha but you mentioned finding the center. I was thinking center as in center point.

 

Yes, that's what it's for.  You draw a line, rotate the tool (or the piece), and draw another.  Where they cross is the center.  No need for two tools.

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dwasifar    342
2 hours ago, KnarlyCarl said:

The real question here...is does that tin contain the cookies or sewing supplies?? hahha 

 

Actually it contains random nuts, bolts, and screws.  Easier to root through than a coffee can.

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KnarlyCarl    4,942
11 hours ago, dwasifar said:

 

Yes, that's what it's for.  You draw a line, rotate the tool (or the piece), and draw another.  Where they cross is the center.  No need for two tools.

Unless you count the user bbahahhhaha 😆 

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