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Yep, got mine from my Dad. One just like Jess's.

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I remember drooling over them at the hardware stores but just couldn't bring myself to spend the $$'s.

I just used my old cheap compass (think it came from G.C. Murphy or maybe F.W. Woolworth) from elementary school which I still have to scribe along on a piece of paper or cardboard, then cut out the pattern. Course Patch with all that cheap Texas oil & gas you probably had a little more pocket money to make an extra trip or two to the Hardware. I had to wait for grocery shopping day.

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43 minutes ago, Grandpadave52 said:

I remember drooling over them at the hardware stores but just couldn't bring myself to spend the $$'s.

HF has them, $4.99  :JawDrop:

 

https://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-contour-gauge-907.html

 

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My BIL gave me one that came from Sears. Rweally do not use it now in Turning but will have to try at Lew's suggestion

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A lot of time and effort and skill  but some awesome results.:TwoThumbsUp:

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