|Project by FreddyS||posted 01-24-2011 06:17 PM||3296 views||36 times favorited||24 comments|
And now, a small height gauge for the table saw and router table, again inspired by mafe’s tools ;)
I made it so it can go up to 4 inches, plenty enough for the table saw.
Wood is tzalam, the screw came from a 70’s rickenbacker bass I kept from a strap lock upgrade on a friend’s bass and the tube nut from a discarded tv stand from the 70’s too, this two items waited like 10 years to find a new use :)
The slot to hold the height block was made with a keyhole router bit for hanging frames, and routed a tongue on the height block to keep it aligned to the base, the screw goes thru the tongue to fasten the block into the base.
The bottom on the height block is made from a scrap piece of aluminum, basically just for the looks but it should help with longevity too, aluminum being softer than blades teeth and router bits shouldn’t hurt them if you hit them with it.
Also added paper printed rulers, inches on one side and centimeters on the other.
First I glued the paper to an acetate sheet using 3M photo mount spray to protect the front of the paper, then cut the rulers to fit the previously made 1/2”, 1/64” depth grooves and glued the rulers with white glue, it works great but the furniture oil I used to bring the wood grain to life bleed over a little, I guess I can replace the rulers later if needed.
Btw. I did some 8” rulers to print for horizontal, vertical, left and right use, I’d like to share them here but it seems is not possible to attach a .pdf file…
UPDATE: thanks to swirt for hosting the file to print the rulers!, you can download it from here: printable rulers
Thanks for watching!
-- Learning one thing at a time