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Over sized Angle/Bevel Gauge

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Blog entry by WoodJediNTraining posted 03-16-2013 06:00 AM 1765 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well this week was a busy week and I didn’t get to make a video project for this past Wednesday. So I thought I would Share this quick project video with you today. For a recent project I needed to make a larger version of an angle gauge to allow me to get the exact angle of an inside corner of a corner shower. After borrowing one from a fellow woodworker, I decided I needed one for the shop. Here is a look at making the simple but very useful over sized angle finder. These are commonly referred to as Bevel Gauges, the small one is a sliding bevel gauge, but since the big one doesn’t slide I call it an angle gauge. ha

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GarageWoodworks

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#1 posted 03-16-2013 08:10 AM

Nice video Laney – Aren’t those ‘bevel gauges’ not ‘angle finders’ ? I could be mistaken.

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WoodJediNTraining

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#2 posted 03-16-2013 08:24 AM

You are not Mistaken, the small one is a sliding bevel gauge… The big one doesn’t slide..lol so I call it an angle gauge..ha

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Don Broussard

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#3 posted 03-17-2013 02:04 AM

Thanks for the video—you do nice instructional videos.

I can see how your angle finder works for an angle between 90 and 180 degrees, but does it help with an acute angle? It looks like your tool will bind at 90 degrees, but maybe I’m missing something. If the rabbet was a bit deeper than the width of the arm, you could transfer an angle slightly less than 90 degrees.

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WoodJediNTraining

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#4 posted 03-17-2013 02:56 AM

Hey Don, It actually stops about 83 degrees, By making the rabbit deeper you can absolutely capture acute angles, and I may just do the still.. Usually I am working between 90 and 180 degrees so Didn’t have a need to capture acute angels.. but if I am going to make the jig, i might as well go ahead an open up that rabbit some more and make it versatile…. right? :O) thanks for pointing it out..

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StumpyNubs

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#5 posted 03-17-2013 01:51 PM

I think it’s already acute gauge…

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AJswoodshop

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#6 posted 03-17-2013 04:06 PM

Wow! Was that a drum sander in your router? I never knew you could do that! Nice project.

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WoodJediNTraining

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#7 posted 03-17-2013 05:12 PM

AJ Yes it is a Drum sander, I would recommend only using this method if you have a variable speed router. Otherwise the RPM’s on the sanding drum will be way too high..I keep my router at the lowest speed when using it as a drum sander..

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WoodJediNTraining

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#8 posted 03-17-2013 05:13 PM

LOL Thanks Stumpy!!

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AJswoodshop

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#9 posted 03-17-2013 05:42 PM

Ok, I’ll have to try that sometime, thanks laney!

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nobuckle

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#10 posted 03-18-2013 06:04 PM

Thanks for the quick and simple project. I’m certain I’ll need one in the future. Be sure to thank your friend for us as well. Take care.

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