|Project by Todd Swartwood||posted 01-15-2015 11:11 PM||2163 views||8 times favorited||12 comments|
I am pretty new at lathe work and seem to have trouble using a caliper and parting tool together.
So when I saw the Robert Sorby sizing gauge I thought it would solve my caliper problem.
I looked it up on line a number of months ago to buy it and decided I had other things I would rather spend the money on.
So I took a mental picture and finally decided to make it 2 days ago. I have also been building a shoe rack at the same time so during glue ups and such I have been working on this gauge.
The only thing I have left to finish is the handle for the new parting tool I made out of a good old file.
The gauge is made of 3 layers of 3/16” aluminum plate, laminated together with 8-32 flat head machine screws.
The aluminum was cut on my bandsaw with a regular alloy blade. there was a fair amount of grinding sanding and filing before painting the finished product. I used it to help me with the sizing for the handle I have turned for the parting tool.
-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)