On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 9:27 PM, Chuck Taylor via OldTools <
> Esteemed Gentle Galoots,
> Bill Webber's thread about zig zag rules raised a question for me: Does
> anybody actually use a zig zag rule? For what application?
When traveling in Europe, all the craftsman I see are using them. We
brought in a Swedish firm for a startup, and that's all they used. I have
bought a couple of nice metric plastic ones for when I don't want to get
wood dirty, like water depth.
I personally use my zigzag with the little extension thingie for inside
measurements, especially for fitting molding.
Kirk Eppler in HMB, CA, where 2 horned smoothers, a T&G pair, and a chisel
got cleaned up and returned to service.