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Digital Shop-made Height Gauge / Set-Up Gauge (Quick & Simple Design)

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Project by ChuckM posted 03-28-2011 01:33 AM 2411 views 8 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There’ve been two other height gauges posted today:

Serge: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/46577
Trevor: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/46565

I am offering a third option which I also use to find measurements (thickness, depth of dados, diameters (e.g. of a rod), etc.) of objects in addition to setting tablesaw blade and router bit heights. The clip is used when I want to use a repeat height setting.

The digital caliper was from BusyBee Tools (http://www.busybeetools.com/products/DIGITAL-CALIPER-COMPOSITE-6IN..html) (also available from Princess Auto) for under $10. It is mounted after some simple alterations on a scrap bracket platform, using CA glue or epoxy glue.

A dirt cheap but absolute precision-proof tool.

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Bricofleur

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#1 posted 03-28-2011 02:10 AM

As long as it works, it’s a great jig! Thanks.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

PS: On the background it looks like the Taunton Press Jigs & Techinques book, right?

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adaughhetee

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#2 posted 03-28-2011 04:27 AM

Great idea! It looks identical to the caliper I bought at harbor freight for less than $10.

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 03-28-2011 09:07 AM

thankĀ“s for sharing

Dennis

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