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Technique for measuring diameters uses two sliding combination squares.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #67 Aug 1998 pg. 30

Pencil adaptor for spring dividers convert them into a compass for drawing circles.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #68 Oct 1998 pg. 36

Designing measuring tools. Includes photograph of a shop-made wooden outside caliper and a simple two-piece plumb line protractor.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1985 (v.9#2) pg. 19

Tip: Use two combination squares as a caliper to measure the diameter of an object.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1988 (v.11#8) pg. 51

How to use proportional dividers.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1992 (v.39#4) pg. 40

Use a framing square and a combination square in place of calipers to measure the diameter of a round object.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #40 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 16

Tip: Use two framing squares to form a large-diameter caliper.
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 12

Measuring wall thickness in carvings using spring calipers and dial caliper.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 10

Thickness calipers. (1) British design built from thin Baltic birch plywood. (2) Simple unit made from heavy-gauge wire and two plywood discs.
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 8

Tip: Improve sliding measuring sticks by cutting a tongue-and-groove glue joint on each stick.
FINE WOODWORKING #74 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 10

Using dial indicators and dial calipers for workshop setups and measurements.
FINE WOODWORKING #87 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 58
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #89 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 8
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #90 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 8

Tip on modifying the adjuster nut on a caliper (or divider) so you can reset the caliper to a previous position with greater precision.
FINE WOODWORKING #119 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 16

A basic layout kit. Well-made furniture and cabinets start with accurate layout tools. A look at the square, bevel gauge, ruler, marking gauge, divider, and trammel.
FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 84

Tip on using two framing squares as a large caliper.
FINE WOODWORKING #124 May-Jun 1997 pg. 32

Proportional dividers. What they are and how they work.
HOME FURNITURE #9 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 10

Tips on using the combination square, sliding T-bevel, and an inexpensive caliper.
HOME MECHANIX #688 Aug 1985 (v.81) pg. 20

A round-up of measuring devices, including a caliper to make for extra large jobs.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1978 (v.3#6) pg. 98

Modeling with proportional dividers. Using this tool to transfer measurements directly from a photo to your own scale.
MODEL RAILROADER Nov 1997 (v.64#11) pg. 116

Inside and outside calipers made of plywood or fiberboard are useful in wood turning.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall 1979 (v.10#3) pg. 30

Self-reading outside diameter shop gauge is as accurate as a machinist's caliper and gives an instant reading even when work piece is rotating. Measures 1/4" to 4-1/2".
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1966 (v.125#3) pg. 196

How to choose and use small vernier calipers.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1969 (v.131#5) pg. 192

Pair of 6" friction calipers
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1976 (v.145#4) pg. 202

Tip: Use an adjustable wrench as a makeshift "caliper".
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1987 (v.164#4) pg. 54

Tip: Use a pair of pliers and a magnet as a "caliper" to measure inside or outside diameters.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1988 (v.165#10) pg. 55

Four shop uses for vernier calipers illustrated.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1971 (v.199#4) pg. 134

Wing divider (compass or dividing instrument) with 9" legs will step off spaces in excess of 12", scribe circles in excess of 24", and still do small jobs without feeling cumbersome.
PROJECTS IN METAL Dec 1989 (v.2#6) pg. 12

Precision measurements for the car restorer. Part 1. Rules, dividers and calipers.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #215 Jun 1994 (v.18#11) pg. 19

Precision measurements for the car restorer. Part 2. Micrometer caliper.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #216 Jul 1994 (v.18#12) pg. 26

Precision measurements for the car restorer. Part 3. Special automotive micrometers and the dial caliper.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #217 Aug 1994 (v.19#1) pg. 17

Precison measurements for the car restorer. Part 4. Small hole gauges, telescoping gauges, thickness (feeler) gauges, and vernier calipers.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #218 Sep 1994 (v.19#2) pg. 12
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #219 Oct 1994 (v.19#3) pg. 32

Tapered stick is used to set outside calipers in the range of 0.5" to 3.5".
WOOD MAGAZINE #30 Aug 1989 (v.6#4) pg. 20

An adjustable wrench can serve as a small caliper in a pinch.
WOOD MAGAZINE #36 Aug 1990 (v.7#4) pg. 16

Calipers. The tools you need when close isn't good enough. Tips on selection and use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #90 Sep 1996 (v.13#6) pg. 8
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #95 Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 4

How to use a vise as "calipers" to measure odd-shaped pieces.
WOOD MAGAZINE #104 Mar 1998 (v.15#2) pg. 28

Proportional dividers (12" long) are made from hardwood and nails.
WOODCARVING #10 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 6

How to make a pair of proportional dividers for sizing up a carving from a maquette.
WOODCARVING #23 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 28

Tip: Turn a stair-step gauge for quick and accurate setting of outside calipers.
WOODSMITH #21 May 1982 pg. 3

Calipers. Introduction to slide and dial calipers. Tips on their use in woodworking.
WOODSMITH #72 Dec 1990 pg. 25

Double-ended caliper is useful when measuring wall thickness of turned bowls and vessels.
WOODTURNING #16 Oct 1993 pg. 72
Added Info WOODTURNING #21 Apr 1994 pg. 73

Pillar drill (drill press) recommended to gauge the wall thickness of turned work where normal calipers cannot reach.
WOODTURNING #51 Apr 1997 pg. 77

Made to measure. Make a set of calipers from thin plywood which feature a built-in pointer and direct-reading scale.
WOODTURNING #74 Apr 1999 pg. 63

Tip: Use a 12" machinist's scale and a stick of known length to achieve more accurate inside measurements.
WOODWORK #3 Fall 1989 pg. 24

Tip on making a large wooden caliper to measure diagonals of a frame or carcase.
WOODWORK #21 May-Jun 1993 pg. 16

Inexpensive thickness calipers are made from wood and ordinary hardware.
WOODWORKER May 1990 (v.94#5) pg. 492

Tip on using an open-end wrench to gauge wood thickness when planing.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 54

Caliper board. A set of wooden measuring blocks and a reference strip are glued to a piece of plywood. This device speeds up the setting of both inside and outside calipers in 1/4" increments
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1991 (v.15#4) pg. 12

Tip: Make calipers and dividers from old hacksaw blades.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1980 (v.36#5) pg. 11

Make a "giant" sliding caliper from two ordinary carpenter's squares by utilizing this simple jig.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1983 (v.39#2) pg. 84

Make a simple (temporary) caliper from an ordinary rigid ruler.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1989 (v.45#1) pg. 24

Dividers and calipers. A look the various styles available and tips on their use.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1990 (v.46#6) pg. 16

"Caliper" for taking inside measurements requires only two strips of wood and two spring clamps.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1994 (v.50#1) pg. 74

Tip on accurately measuring the diameter of a dowel or other odd-shaped item by combining a combination square and a try square to simulate a measuring caliper.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1998 (v.54#5) pg. 12