Note: The SVG no longer appears to be available.
Our good friends Martin Raynsford has created a great resource detailing how you can make your own low-cost precision tools.
These projects show how you can make cost effect precision tools with some plywood and access to a laser cutter. Hackspaces and Makerspaces are good places to get access to laser cutters, you can find a list of such places here. Although Just Add Sharks are no longer trading, this project has been rehomed and the SVG file is now available from there. All links in this blog have now been updated to reflect this.
DIY Precision Tools Project:
"We've been designing up a storm here at Sharks HQ and we have two pretty awesome projects to share with you today. We've also included links to the laser cutter files we used so that you can easily create your own."
"First up we have these amazing fully functional vernier calipers. These were cut out of 1.5mm birch plywood and then glued together. They make a good alternative to a set of Electronic Digital Calipers."
"Next up we have this set of Radius Guides. These were also cut out of 1.5mm birch plywood and then attached to a key ring to keep them all together."
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