Fast Bevel Guage

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Project by OutPutter posted 10-29-2007 07:09 PM 2440 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was trying to make some new saw horses and needed to mark the same angle on both sides and both ends of the cross bar. That’s when I figured out I’m going to need to get me a bevel guage one of these days. Since I couldn’t run out and get one, I improvised this one. Mine is just two end cuts of a two by four with a wood screw through the end. Simple and effective but I had to use it in combination with my twelve inch combination square. There must be more people that have made their own with better results. I’d love to see others.

-- Jim

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#1 posted 10-29-2007 09:40 PM

Amazing what a few pieces of wood and a bolt will do. I’ve got a bunch homemade jigs and stuff hanging around my shop – stuff that I’ve put together to help me measure what I need to measure, or cut what I need to cut. I never throw them away. Even picked up a couple of books on homemade jigs. Problably saved a few thousand dollars or so on store-bought stuff.

Yep, your probably going to need a store-bought bevel guage. I think that end grain will tend to move over time. But for now, you’ve probably got a good set of saw horses.

-- Bob

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#2 posted 10-29-2007 10:41 PM

I remember building one of these a while back. The Marines call it “Adapt and overcome”, and you did. The nice thing is that you don’t mind loosing or trashing it when you’re done!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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