|Project by Tooch||posted 02-05-2017 07:16 PM||2691 views||8 times favorited||15 comments|
Students in my shop class always have difficulty reading the scale on our Jet 15” thickness planer. In their defense, the delineations are not exactly the easiest to read, especially for those students who have trouble with fractions (picture 2).
So, using various dado blade setups, I made this inspection gauge for them to know when to stop raising the table. Another added feature for this is that I don’t have to worry about calibration being slightly off between the planer and dado blade setups. Now, when planing stock that will fit into a dado, I know EXACTLY how thick to plane each board.
I labeled the inside of each cut, and highlighted the 3/4” mark to easily identify each cut thickness. The board is made of 3/4 maple, which should hold up for some time. I chose not to put any finish on it to keep the dados nice and clean.
Thanks for looking, suggestions welcome & comments/questions replied to!
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