Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'gauge'

Furniture Design #1: Fibonacci gauge

08-05-2007 02:00 AM by | 32 comments »

1 • 1 • 2 • 3 • 5 • 8 • 13 • 21 • 34 – The Fibonacci Sequence I have been fascinated with The Fibonacci Sequence and The Golden Rectangle for some time. I finally got around to building a Fibonacci Gauge that was featured in WOOD Magazine. The guage maintains a consatnt proportion of 1:1.618 between the points. It is used to help determine visually appealing proportional dimensions. I am looking forward to using the guage in future projects. Follow the text below for so...

Shop Tools #4: JessEm Mite-R-Excel™ Precision Miter Gauge with Dual-Indexing Angle Location

06-02-2007 02:14 AM by | 16 comments »

David posted pictures of his new miter gauge and was looking for some pictures of other miter gauges. I commited to show some pictures of my Jessem miter guage. The first step in using my table saw is removing the Peacock. (Deb has named him LJ). The box on top of the table saw is a Biesmeyer Over Arm Saw guard that is waiting to be installed. On to the miter gauge. It is a JessEm Mite-R-Excel. It has a 24" fence and can extend to 36" The gauge has a Dual-Indexing Angle Location ...

wedged marking gauge

01-16-2012 10:55 AM by | 13 comments »

Her are some processes I used to make a marking gauge that locks with a wedge. The timber is NZ Black Maire and Australian Blackwood.

Steamed Cherry Display Shelf

05-13-2007 04:24 AM by | 13 comments »

I thought I would share the progess of a couple of cherry display shelves being built for some close friends in Central Oregon. This will be used to display works of art in thier gallery. I am using steamed cherry and pocket screw construction. This a follow up from a previous post on using the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig system. I am taking a break from work and the shop spending Mothers Day weekend in Sisters, Oregon. Final sanding and finish await me at home. Cherry top with first coat of tung...

Tools #3: Incra Mitre Express / Incra 1000SE Mitre Gauge - VIDEO

06-02-2007 05:13 AM by | 12 comments »

I wanted to add to the mitre gauge posts. Wayne posted a photo tour of the Jessem System, and David posted initial impressions of the Kreg System. The incra 1000SE is seen here in the Incra Miter Express sled. Both are available at Woodpeck.com You can see the kerf where the mitre sled straddles the blade in the tablesaw allowing for the cutoff piece to be coplanar with the workpiece. This decreases the chance of the saw flinging the cutoff piece back. The Incra guage is adjutab...

Shop Tools #8: Today's Finds - August 12 2007

08-14-2007 04:22 AM by | 12 comments »

Yesterday was the monthly antique sale here in Sacramento and my daughter and I went shopping. It is a good family outting. I’ve gotten in the habit of sharing what I find on these outings, so here are photos of this months finds. I try to purchase things that I can use and avoid collecting for collecting’s sake. Sometimes I am successful and sometimes I am not. I have been looking for a jeweler’s frame saw for a while. They are useful for handcutting dove tails. I&...

Work(shop) in Progress #16: Incra 998SE Miter Gauge

08-20-2008 04:42 AM by | 11 comments »

So I am building a box frame using box-joints. I have my Incra 1000SE miter gauge setup with the stop block to cut the side pieces to length, and I’m all done with that. Time to cut the box joints. So I swap the blade on the table saw with my new (only used once before) Dado blade, I attach my homemade high fence for making box joints onto the Incra 1000 fence, and I’m ready to start cutting. If you’ve followed the details up to this point – you might have ...

Fibonacci At Any Scale

08-06-2011 05:02 AM by | 11 comments »

I thought it was about time I made myself a ‘Fibonacci Gauge’ and like most of us would I looked up on how everyone else did it. There were some great efforts made by fellow Jocks on the subject;David made a good crack at it http://lumberjocks.com/David/blog/1639so did FJPetruso http://lumberjocks.com/projects/37696and my good buddy Karson http://lumberjocks.com/projects/24528 Karson has his Excel spreadsheet for calculating gauges at any size. This is w...

Hand tool tips and tricks #9: Alternate use for a wheel guage

03-09-2013 03:42 PM by | 6 comments »

I am very partial to wheel style gauges. Not only do they leave a crisp lines but you can use them as an extended and delicate routing plane for all sorts of fine operations. Hear I am using it to get a hinge installed. Try it out some time. Ryan

Beads Box #6: Incra Style Box Joint Jig/Sled for the Table Saw (998SE)

12-31-2010 02:15 AM by | 5 comments »

While waiting for glue to dry I tackled the large drawer that will be faced with the mahogany/maple-stripe front. After the last project where I used dovetails for all the small drawer I wisened up (is that a word?!?) and went with box joint. My box joint jig is based on my Incra 998SE Miter gauge . The 1000SE comes with the flip stop which is very useful with 2 built in stops, and a micro adjustment which I use to sneak up to a perfect box joint fit. For added stability I also use the...

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