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Fibonacci Gauge, Golden Ratio, Golden Mean Design Tool
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Sep 23, 2012 16:02:27 PDT
US $15.75
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Rochester, NY, United States


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Individually Crafted in New York


Solid Apple Wood


Fibonacci Gauge


Golden Ratio Caliper

Enhance Your Artistry with the Golden Ratio at Your Fingertips

The   Golden   Ratio

1.618 to 1.000


1.000 to 0.618

     This Fibonacci Gauge is made new in my shop in resilient and attractive tool-handle-grade applewood with aluminum hardware.  It holds the Golden Ratio constant over the variable span of its points.  It can be used to place objects and components in pleasing proportion with each other and the piece as a whole when creating small to medium sized drawings/paintings or patterns, even in scaled drawings. 

     The great builders of ancient Greece incorporated the Golden Ratio in the timeless architectural design of their great buildings and temples.  For instance, the Parthenon in Athens is widely regarded as a wonderful example of architectural excellence.  Using the Fibonacci Gauge to inspect a photo of the Parthenon, you would readily observe how the Golden Ratio was incorporated into nearly every aspect of that structure.  Likewise, using the gauge to inspect a common natural structure, such as the spacing of joints in your fingers, hand and arm, you would see that the natural spacing of your knuckles and joints also conforms to the Golden Ratio.  The golden ratio actually occurs virtually everywhere in nature.  You can use the fibonacci gauge in your creative activities to keep the golden ratio at your fingertips and easily incorporate it within your own designs to help assure that your projects have that natural attractiveness and look "just right".

     Sized to fit into a pencil case or shirt pocket, this Fibonacci Gauge measures 7 inches long, 1/4 inch thick, and has a total span varying  from 1.5 inches to about 11 inches wide.  It accurately holds the golden ratio constant over the span of its points, with a margin of error of less than plus or minus 2%.  It can be used by artists, crafters, architects, drafters, woodworkers, quiltmakers, or virtually anyone wanting their creative activities to convey beauty and harmony.  Medical and dental technicians make use of the Golden Ratio and related instruments in their work.  Even financial stock traders make important decisions as they observe the Golden Ratio occurring in the rise and fall of market graphs. 

     This instrument is a useful device for artists and crafters as an aid to achieve pleasing design proportions based on the Golden Ratio.  It can be used with pencil and paper during the design process, in any scale; or on a physical workpiece in the shop when determining the next measurement.  As a learning tool, students can be encouraged to use the fibonacci gauge to explore their surroundings for the natural ocurrence of the golden ratio.

     See my other listings for fibonacci gauges of different sizes and made with different materials.  If you have any questions about this or other items, please feel free to ask; and thanks for looking.

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