I have noticed that premiergauges.com has been advertising a lot lately. I am not impressed with their products. They are to expensive and the calipers are only single ended (rather than double ended).
If I was going to pay big bucks for a caliper than I would get a “Andre Martel Medium Caliper” from Woodworkers Emporium in Las Vegas. I have one. It was expensive and worth every penny.
The UNIQUE shape of the Martel calipers makes them REALLY useful for measuring the depth of things (plates, bowls and hollow forms) while they are STILL IN THE CHUCK. i.e. I don’t want to go thru the bottom. How much wood do I have left to play with? See pictures below.
The Marten calipers are DESIGNED to work while things are still in a chuck. See photos below. The calibers fit between the jaws on a 4 jaw scroll chuck.
Continue reading Martel 4 Way Caliper
Meta Description: Carl recommends the Martel 4 Way Caliper. Expensive and worth every penny! The unique shape of the Martel calipers makes them really useful for measuring the depth of things (plates, bowls and hollow forms) while they are still on the chuck!
If want to sharpen your tools at home, the same way you learned in a class, then you need to have the same grinder setup at home.
If you want to match the setup in my Studio, then here is what I recommend.
Continue reading Wolverine Grinder Jig Setup
Meta Description: Carl recommends the Wolverine Grinder Jig. It is the de facto standard! Here is how Carl recommends setting up your Wolverine.
I came across this 10″ Round Center Finder on Amazon. $14 on 3/21/2020. I ordered one a few months back.
Continue reading Circle Center Finder
Meta Description: Quick Tip: Good price on 10" Round Center Finder on Amazon. Works good. Fairly well made out of 1/8" plexi with good printed lines that do not scratch off to easily.
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