Table saw, etc. gauge

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Project by ToGoMan posted 10-13-2009 08:38 PM 2796 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I put this together a while back from a plan in a Woodsmith book.

The magnets make it easy to remove the 6” rule for some measurements the design does not allow.

I used a table saw to ‘finesse’ the dado and rabbets. The adjustment slot was routed.

I would have liked to use a smaller knob, but it wasn’t handy for the size bolt I used.

-- ToGoMan ------ "No ONE of us knows as much as ALL of us." (anon.) ----

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#1 posted 10-13-2009 08:41 PM

good job an” in depth project”

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#2 posted 10-13-2009 08:56 PM

Good job—It looks handy


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#3 posted 10-13-2009 09:35 PM

Good job – Does it hold its footing well without tipping over?

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#4 posted 10-13-2009 10:14 PM

nice work

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#5 posted 10-13-2009 10:56 PM

nice job, i plan on making one similar to this

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#6 posted 10-14-2009 06:41 AM


Yup. It stands up well when I’m measuring a saw blade height, for instance. A smaller knob would be better, though, for stability.

-- ToGoMan ------ "No ONE of us knows as much as ALL of us." (anon.) ----

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#7 posted 10-14-2009 04:46 PM

Thanks for sharing ..
this is one project I made several years ago and it is always in my hand bag going to the shop
No measuring necessary just use this gague to measure and set your cut to this same measurement
Yuen Chan said “Let the saw talk to you.” this tool lets you do just that…

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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