Told To Procure A Simple Angle-Finder, I Bought This Instead

One of the supplies we were to get for the Perspective class was an angle-finder.

For starters, I thought this was hilarious, because I thought that “angle-finder” was art teacher speak for “protractor.”  I was wrong, and I apologize.  They are different things.  Though I now have a really cool protractor, so there’s that.

In class, we were shown the simple yet effective angle-finder used by the teacher, which was two strips of clear plastic, with ruler measurements, held together at one end by a grommet so that they could open up.  And find angles.

One of the other students had a homemade angle-finder!  Even simpler!  also cheaper!  This was also two strips of clear plastic held together with one of those grommets that some of us have in our sewing stash cause we used to use them to make belts.  It, too, had ruled measurements.  Hand-drawn with a marker.

Well, I didn’t want to make mine, so I went on to Amazon to find a nice simple clear plastic angle finder.  And I found this:

It’s clear plastic, and it was the cheapest of the angle-finders, and I didn’t really read the description, because, well, it was supposed to stand in for some item you can make with supplies out of your sewing chest, so, well, whatever, I figured it would work.


Yes, it will work.  It will also work if I need to find relative angles, not just some old angle on its own. Besides using it for drawing, I can become a woodworker and fix my car.

But First!  I had to put in the battery! Yes. Because I have a digital readout.  For something.  Screw your hand-drawn marker measurements! My angle-finder has both metric and imperial markings, AND will display in readable fashion some thing I need to figure out, which I’m guessing is an angle. That having been the point, really.  But it needs a battery!  For the digital readout.

So this is a great item.  I don’t know if it’s what I need for the class, but it’s a great item.

I saved the best for last, though.  Here are some Hints, as given in the instructions.  I give them to you verbatim.

  • Please notice the sharp edge, avoid scratching.
  • Store the item at the place which the children could not reach.
  • Do not use the item as toy to play or as weapon to hit people.
  • Clean the item with mild liquid soap and damp cloth, after it, clean it with the dry and soft cloth, never immersed in water.
  • If the item will not be used for a long time, store in a dry and shany place.  Never leave it outside at a wet and shiny envinment. Before storing a wipe with anti-rust oil is recommended.
  • Please return the device to our factory if there is a disastrous problem.

It will be long and long before I figure out what is a shany environment.

(Oh, sure, you’re going to tell me, well “shany” obviously is a misprint for “shady.”  Ok.  Tell me, then,  what is “shiny” doing in the next sentence?  It doesn’t really mean “shiny,” does it?  Cause it’s hard to find envinments which are both wet and shiny.)