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Project by hairy posted 03-17-2011 11:32 PM 2375 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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...





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DaddyZ

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#1 posted 03-17-2011 11:40 PM

Very Simple but Effective !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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mafe

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#2 posted 03-17-2011 11:40 PM

Nice and simple, all we need.
Like it.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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NBeener

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#3 posted 03-17-2011 11:53 PM

I just looked up the acronym “KISS” in the dictionary.

It showed a picture of your depth gauge. Very inventive, and very nicely executed.

MAN … that’s DEEP :-)

-- -- Neil

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hairy

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#4 posted 03-18-2011 12:27 AM

If it wasn’t easy, I couldn’t do it.

-- on Wednesday's I go shopping, and have buttered scones for tea...

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 03-18-2011 01:25 AM

If it wasn’t easy, I couldn’t do it.
LMAO Hairy !! Don’t feel alone ,my friend : )
That’s a great looking depth gauge…what profile are you going to route into the topside ?
Any thoughts about a finish on that sweet Walnut ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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hairy

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#6 posted 03-18-2011 01:33 AM

It’s all done, Dusty. I just hung it up on the floor joist over the lathe. It has 1 coat of Olympic antique oil finish. If it starts looking like it needs it, I’ll put more on.

-- on Wednesday's I go shopping, and have buttered scones for tea...

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 03-18-2011 01:44 AM

I was just teasing you about going to all that extra effort : )
Keep up the good work !!
Thanks for the CA tip on the threads.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Roger

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#8 posted 03-18-2011 02:01 AM

looks like a winner to me..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#9 posted 03-18-2011 08:21 AM

I like this one, nice tip Hairy about the CA in the thread & retap, this is a realy good simple useful tool for a turner : )))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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steliart

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#10 posted 03-18-2011 09:59 AM

very cool gauge
nice work

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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brianinpa

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#11 posted 03-18-2011 12:07 PM

Sometimes it is the simple things that bring the most joy.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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BritBoxmaker

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#12 posted 03-18-2011 05:42 PM

Simple, effective and functional. Nice one, Hairy.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Kent Shepherd

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#13 posted 03-18-2011 08:31 PM

Nice!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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hairy

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#14 posted 03-18-2011 11:05 PM

Thank you all!

Now I’ve got it out of my head.

-- on Wednesday's I go shopping, and have buttered scones for tea...

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