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Crucible Pinch Rods, 433259
Crucible Pinch Rods, 433259Crucible Pinch Rods, 433259Crucible Pinch Rods, 433259
Crucible Pinch Rods
Highland Item # 433259

Price : $52.50
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Crucible Pinch Rods

Note: Wood is NOT included.

This elegantly crafted set of brass hardware will let you create a useful and clever old timers measuring device called a pinch rod (also known as a bar gauge or a telescoping story pole). Two sticks of wood (supplied by you) are housed within the brass fittings and slide by one another, extending in length to "pickup" or record a distance. Without having to read or rely on a numerical measurement, this manner of measuring avoids any induced error and is extremely useful in determining if a carcase assembly or drawer is square by checking its diagonals. Pinch rods are also handy for precisely transferring an inside dimension from one part of a project to another or to set tooling for a cut and for transferring dimensions from full scale drawings to your work piece.

When cinched down, the custom-milled thumbscrew applies focused holding power onto your wood bars to lock in the setting. Chris Schwarz based this design on a pair of classic pinch rods from Roy Underhill's shop.

You'll need two sticks of straight, clear, dry wood that are 3/8" thick x 3/4" wide and cut to any length you like. 32" is a useful size and will handle projects from about 32" to 58". Consider milling up a second set of shorter sticks to have on hand to install into the brass bodies for use on smaller projects. Includes two #6 screws for attaching to the wood.

Made in USA

We do not sell Crucible tools to resellers.
We reserve the right to cancel any order we believe to be from a reseller.

Product Warnings


This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
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