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Old Mar 08, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Name that Tool

I remember as a kid seeing a device which was used to copy contours. It was made up of parallel wires of equal length in a frame. You took the thing and touched it to a curved surface and it copied it. The wires would move to varying lengths and then you could copy it onto paper or whatever.

Did I see a one of a kind tool or did this thing have a common name? I'd like to find one if anyone knows of it.
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 09:19 PM
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It's a pin contour gauge



http://hand-tools.hardwarestore.com/...ge-205161.aspx
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Thank You! That's what I need to copy a wing. I concocted some crazy scheme to waste carbon tow and that's what I need is a gauge.
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 09:45 PM
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I call them a contour comb, also works well for getting dried epoxy out of your hair
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