Update: WK Fine Tools has changed their site configuration, so the original link from this post no longer worked. I’ve found the new address and updated my link. While I was at it, I added links for Bob Smalser’s article on the 8-siding marking gauge, and I’ve added a link for his index at WK’s tool making pages.
Tools. They are an addiction. Especially once you move beyond the home maintenance tool set. Recently, while planning to build a pair of small sailing dinghies, I got to thinking about making masts, booms and oars. I knew that there’s a way to make a gauge to help you go from square to 8-sided. So . . . Off to my favorite tool making site I went. Turns out there was an article from a gentleman who lives just up the road. Bob Smalser has a real talent with wood, and with making tools, and in knowing how to explain how to do things in plain English so that they are understandable by ADDled dunderheads like me.