“The less you measure, the more accurate you’ll be.” It sounds like an improbable statement, but at some point most woodworkers discover that transferring measurements from one piece to another yields more accurate and repeatable results than using a ruler. This truism led Bridge City Tool Works to design their turning tree, for setting wood turner’s calipers.
Bridge City divides the turning tree into nine sections that you can easily slip into your shop apron for reference. They precisely machine four cylinders in each section for setting your calipers to progressively larger diameters. The largest cylinder in each section holds the legend for the diameter of the other cylinders.
Bridge City manufactures the sections completely from steel and coats them in alternating colors for visual reference and corrosion resistance. The tree sits on a Juara wood base.
This classy and functional tool will run you $130.
Turning Tree [Bridge City Tool Works]