|Project by hairy||posted 03-17-2011 11:32 PM||2375 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
Today I needed a depth gauge. I have one that is part of my digital vernier caliper that I used when I was working. I didn’t want to use it for fear of messing it up. I also have a cheapie, but it’s already messed up. I’ve been getting by with pieces of wire and other stuff. This took little over an hour to put together. Why did I wait so long?
Scraps and common hardware. Walnut, 7/8” x 1 and 1/2” x 7”. 8” of 3/16” brass rod, leftover from something. A brass bolt with a brass knob nut thing. It was all here, it took longer to find it all than it did to make it.
I used a tap in the walnut, just like it was a piece of metal. Then I put CA glue in the threads, and tapped it out again after the glue dried.
This is for the lathe, little boxes and stuff. I will likely make a bigger one for bowls. They don’t get much easier than this.
-- on Wednesday's I go shopping, and have buttered scones for tea...