Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wire Gauge Converter Widget
(One of my "humorous" magnets)
I found the neatest widget. A wire gauge calculator and mm to inches converter. I first saw it on my blogging buddy, Jamie's, blog http://creationsbyjae.blogspot.com/
Then this morning, I found another reference on Rena Klingenberg's, Jewelry Business Blog http://jewelry-business-blog.com/recommended_resources/wire-gauge-calculator-free-widget/
Since I'm back in a Chain Maille mode, I've been very interested in wire and measurement conversions. The new book I purchased on Chain Maille with beads uses Imperial measurements. You know 1/4, 5/64, 3/32 inches. Drives me crazy. I was brought up on that way to measure and wasn't until I was in college that I started using metric. It is so much easier!
Quick, which of the three fractions I listed above is the smaller? Now which is smaller 4mm, 8mm or 5 mm? Easy right?
So, when I saw that widget, I had to have one.
It is now located on the right side of this blog. Try it out. There are instructions if you want one too.
PS the answer is 5/64. Did you get it?