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Offline Scorpion

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What does one call this kind of ID measuring tool?
« on: October 05, 2018, 03:43 PM »

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Offline waho6o9

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Re: What does one call this kind of ID measuring tool?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2018, 03:55 PM »
I think they're called pinch sticks.


Offline Cheese

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Re: What does one call this kind of ID measuring tool?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2018, 04:21 PM »
I'd also refer to it as a bar gauge.

https://www.woodpeck.com/mbg.html

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: What does one call this kind of ID measuring tool?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2018, 06:14 PM »
I would call those bar gauges.
https://www.rockler.com/rockler-3-in-1-bar-gauge?sid=V9146?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=pla&utm_campaign=PL&gclid=Cj0KCQjwl9zdBRDgARIsAL5Nyn2qF8CHuZvYOMRul_XwEyQAtxep5mQeeGdSKheNnjDZFzG5bZO9d_AaAh7BEALw_wcB

Not what you asked, but here is another option, that belongs in every tool box. Come in standard and metric.
https://www.amazon.com/Wiha-61620-Outside-Extension-MaxiFlex/dp/B000PF2QSE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538769888&sr=8-1&keywords=Wiha+61620

The folding rule is good (better than the rods imo) but I like the Hultafors Talmeter better. For inside work the tail is used which adds exactly 100mm to the long tape. Both the tail and long end have fine points that can scribe marks on wood.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hultafors-HULTALM3-Talmeter-Marking-Measure-Tape-3m-Width-16mm/182136597304?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Offline waho6o9

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Re: What does one call this kind of ID measuring tool?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2018, 06:39 PM »
Bar gauges got it.

A set of "pinch sticks" here is how - by glideking @ LumberJocks.com ~ woodworking community
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Offline Cheese

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Re: What does one call this kind of ID measuring tool?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2018, 09:43 PM »
A set of "pinch sticks" here is how - by glideking @ LumberJocks.com ~ woodworking community

Well that’s certainly cool...a bunch of square sticks that yield a bar gauge.  [big grin]

Offline waho6o9

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Re: What does one call this kind of ID measuring tool?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2018, 10:21 PM »
LOL

Offline Cheese

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Re: What does one call this kind of ID measuring tool?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2018, 11:23 PM »
LOL

Sorry [sad] couldn’t help it...it was opportunism at its worst.  [big grin]

I’m just envious because we’ve had nothing but rain for the last 5 days. No California sun 🌞.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2018, 11:27 PM by Cheese »

Offline waho6o9

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Re: What does one call this kind of ID measuring tool?
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2018, 12:03 AM »
Understandable rock on.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: What does one call this kind of ID measuring tool?
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2018, 10:49 AM »
If you want that type of bar gauge Lee Valley has a very nice set.

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=69879&cat=1,43513,43553

The hardware for making your own out of flat sticks.

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=32585&cat=1,43513,43553&ap=1

Offline Scorpion

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Re: What does one call this kind of ID measuring tool?
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2018, 09:00 AM »
Pinch sticks or bar gauges...thanks!

I have a couple folding rules and they work great.

Offline Jesse Cloud

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Re: What does one call this kind of ID measuring tool?
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2018, 11:32 PM »
I like bar gauges and/or pinch sticks because you can lock a measurement in place.  I use them often to compare diagonals, so I don't care what the actual numeric measurement is, just whether they are the same and if not which is larger.

The advantage of 'pinch sticks', using the Lee Valley hardware is that its easy to make the sticks to custom sizes, so you can check diagonals of small drawers or large cabinet carcasses.