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Bowl Depth Marking Gauge

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Project by Buckskin posted 11-21-2007 05:50 AM 2667 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All Right! another shop made tool project to cross off my list.

This is another scrap lumber project. It is made from a piece of 2×4 and 3/8 dowel. The face of the gauge is 11 3/4” (size of scrap piece). You could measure a bowl about 11”. The dowel is 9”, giving a max depth of about 8”. I finished it with four coats of wax. This project can be done in a day.

Now to make thingy’s (note the technical terminology and nomenclature) to put turning stock on my lathe to make bowls.

Enjoy!

p.s. Sorry for the non-wood bowl but it was handy for demo purposes.





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#1 posted 11-21-2007 06:37 AM

There’s always got to be someone with a great idea…I’ll forgive you for not letting me have the idea first so I could claim the prize for making a “depth thingy gage dealibob”...as it shall be known forever.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#2 posted 11-21-2007 06:59 AM

The wedge locks the gauge? I wonder if somthing similar could be done to make a mortise depth gauge? I like it’s simple and absolutely functional

-- If knowledge is not shared, it is forgotten.

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#3 posted 11-21-2007 07:02 AM

Barry, thanks for following my humor

Harold, yes the wedge locks the pin for reference.

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#4 posted 11-21-2007 02:17 PM

Great idea. simple and functional
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#5 posted 11-22-2007 10:50 PM

I can use that one Buckskin, thanks.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 11-22-2007 11:06 PM

Your welcome guys. Glad you like it!

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#7 posted 11-23-2007 01:29 AM

I can use one of those too Buckskin.
Great idea!

Is there a detailed plan and cut list available?

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#8 posted 11-23-2007 01:38 AM

Bob, The Idea came from “77 One Weekend Woodworking Projects” by Percy W. Blandford c.1987
I found a copy in my local library. I am sure it can be purchased via Amazon.com or other vendor if they still have copies. It may be out of print.

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#9 posted 11-23-2007 01:41 AM

Sorry Buckskin, I was joshin ya about needing a plan.
Sometimes I think I’m funnier than I actually am.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#10 posted 11-23-2007 02:15 AM

No problem Bob, at least those that want one know where they can find it.

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