Present-and-tell: Mirock Wheel Ruler – FineWoodworking


We go to a variety of nice woodworkers, they usually have a variety of cool instruments. Many people on workers at High quality Woodworking even have purchased a variety of cool instruments. And I assumed it is likely to be cool to begin doing a little show-and-tells of the fascinating instruments we come throughout. Adam Savage, on his YouTube channel “Examined,” likes to do instrument show-and-tells. Often, he focuses on a instrument that he lately picked up, however very often it’s one thing simply thinks is fascinating or inspiring. At present’s show-and-tell is all of these issues.

It’d seem like brass fidget spinner, however this Mirock wheel ruler is sort of the contraption. The second I noticed the video of creating it, I assumed it was ingenious and knew I wanted to purchase one. I’ve been making a variety of ukuleles and many of the woodworking I do has few straight strains. This wheel ruler permits me to get moderately correct measurements of any floor, straight or curved. Positive, I might I might use a material tape measure to do the identical factor, however it’s lots much less enjoyable—and it’s definitely not as  inspiring as utilizing the Mirock wheel ruler.

Mirock is a instrument maker in Ukraine who needed to shut his store for a number of months whereas he evacuated his household. As quickly as he reopened his Etsy retailer, I vowed to purchase a instrument from him. Quickly thereafter, he posted a video of the making of this on YouTube, and I knew I needed to have one. I don’t typically drop $150 on instruments—with out hesitation—however I believe that is price each penny. Not solely is it a useful, inspiring instrument that I exploit typically, however it additionally allowed me to help a toolmaker I enormously admire. That is in all probability on the prime of the checklist of good instruments that I’ve purchased from individuals I totally respect.

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