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The Eyeballing Game should come with a warning — it’s that addictive. The idea here is to see how close you can come to making the mark without measuring, just by gauging distance and angle with the Mark I eyeball.

The series of seven tests pit you against the types of challenges Toolmongers face all the time.  I scored higher than the overall average with a 3.92 — but it’s very clear that I need to keep the tools and measuring gear around.

Check it out and see how you compare.  But be warned:  It’s harder than it might first appear. Then again, some of the old-timers who’ve been eyeballing since before most of us were born will likely have no trouble at all.

The Eyeballing Game [Woodgears]


7 Responses to The Eyeballing Game

  1. Lee says:

    Thanks for posting this! I haven’t been able to get much below a 3.xx so far. That stupid “Triangle Center” test keeps screwing me up!

  2. KMR says:

    My 2.54 didn’t last long on that top 10 lists.

    Strongpoints: Right angles, Bisecting angles, convergence points.
    Weakpoints: Center of circles, parallelograms, triangle centers

    Time for one more before lunch is over…

  3. joe says:

    Oh, I love Matthias’ website. He has tons of great woodworking and Lego stuff.

    My personal favorite is his CNC box joint jig:

    I love that insane box joint at the bottom of the page.

    The sawmill page is good tool pron too.

  4. Sean OHara says:

    LOL, that’s ok Lee the parallelogram is the one that puts the hurt on my score. I did it well one time and that’s about it.

  5. David P. says:

    2.27….gosh, my carpal tunnel is acting the hell up.

  6. aaron says:

    yeah, that parallelogram… i think it has something to do with the eye trying to force a depth perspective thing or something. I’ve been doing well on the center of trianle and convergence points, those are sweet.

  7. olderty says:

    I was at 1.8 through the first 2 rounds. Then the ol’ calibrated eyeball got tired of staring at a white screen in the dark I guess… 3.34 will do.

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