Fibonacci gauges

Fibonacci gauges
for the joy of beauty…

Hi Craftisan’s.

Finally the gauges from my blog post is done and I can post them here as a finished project.

Fibonacci gauge / Golden mean caliper, or what ever you like to call it.
This is what we will be making in this series, with
What is a Fibonacci gauge, you might ask and I would reply, that’s a really good question…
Gauge meaning: An instrument that measures and gives a visual display of the amount, level, or contents of something.
In this case a really simple gauge, that are made to simply keep the famous Leonardo Fibonacci ratio of 1.618 to one, no matter how much you open the legs on the gauge.

You can find the blog series with the whole build, jigs and much more here.


  1. The gauge proudly presented.
  2. The stripping.
  3. Making precise holes.
  4. End rounding jig.
  5. Angle jig on the sled.
  6. The whole bunch.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, a build or a thought about proportions.

Best thoughts,


MaFe vintage architect and fanatical rhykenologist.

Very neat Mafe. I will have to read through your Blogs about these. Always enjoy your write ups my friend.

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