I have a subscription to HomeMadeTools.net and I get Email blasts from them all the time. I try to look at them all but to be honest there are days that I just don’t have the time.
Sometimes they feature some ingenious shit and sometimes I look at something and wonder why they bothered but for the most part there is some cool shit on that website, especially if you are looking for a solution to something. They have a searchable index that can be a real time sink because I invariably start wandering around looking at things and forget what I was looking for in the first place.
Yesterday I got the latest Email and there was a video for something that caught my attention immediately.
It was about a Marking Ruler that looks and operates like a dial caliper, without the dial.
Unfortunately the video was in Spanish and I couldn’t understand what the hell the guy was babbling about. I got the gist of it right away though.
Down in the comments I found one where some HERO decided he liked it so much he went digging on the internet to find one of these things because this wasn’t actually a Home Made Tool but more of a demonstration video.
I would like to thank that guy. Saved my ass a lot of time.
They aren’t real expensive but unfortunately they are European so it’s got Metric graduations.
I don’t care, I want one of these things.
As of this minute, they are $17.09 with FREE SHIPPING.
Can’t beat that deal with a stick!
I know the trick of using the jaws on a dial indicator to score things but when I was trying to mark out the holes for that damn hydraulic press I built I kept running into trouble because the “Square Tube” that I bought for it actually has rounded edges. That kept fucking me because I couldn’t grab an edge to slide down. This little beauty solves that problem because the scribe is height adjustable.
The hardened roller bearing looks like it would make sliding it down things a breeze too.
Right now the Wifely Unit has the money locked down because she is trying to put enough away for our vacation at the end of next month.
However, this is one of those rare months where I get paid three times in one month.
There will be one of these little beauties headed my way before you can say Bob’s your Uncle whether she likes it or not.
Because I am ridiculously forgetful anymore, I trick fucked myself and sent an Email back to myself with the link for it.
Gotta love technology sometimes.