Eastwood Co’s emailing subscribers today with an interesting daily special: a 3-piece adjustable profile gauge set. If you haven’t seen profile gauges before, you’ll want to check it out — they’re pretty slick.
Essentially, they consist of a formable material that can be captured between a two-sided, firm frame. To emulate curves on a surface, simply form the material to match, then lock it down with the frame. Now you can carry the form-fitted gauge around to check other shapes against the one you captured. In the photo in the email you see a gauge in common use — matching the curve of a Jaguar headlight cowling, probably to compare it to the other side to make sure they’re the same.
Anyway, the gauges are on sall for $49.99 (from $56.99) and come in a kit of three including 5″, 10″ and 15″ gauges. They’re also for sale individually (though not discounted) should you require only one.
Adjustable Profile Guides [Eastwood Co.]