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I drawed it first on sketchup some time ago. It was time for action, I grabbed an old broom, machined some aluminum, grinded an allen wrench and here it is the marking gauge. It passed the exam, accurate enough for me :).
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#1 posted 07-05-2011 04:21 PM
Neat Idea !!!
-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one
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#2 posted 07-05-2011 04:28 PM
Looks great, and I like the idea of a gauge with a handle like that. My only concern is that every other gauge has a flat surface to ride on the edge of a bard, to ensure that it stays perpendicular to the edge, otherwise the distance changes.
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#3 posted 07-05-2011 05:08 PM
Very cool! I want to be able to say, “I machined some aluminum”. I really need a metal lathe!
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog
#4 posted 07-05-2011 05:23 PM
Thanks for the kind comments. I’m not sure I can claim it is my own design as it is very similar to a fly cutter, but the broom handle is an idea of my own :) . I was concerned too about the accuracy as it hasn’t a flat surface. I thought on sanding a flat side but I first made a test of accuracy. I drew three 50cm (20”) lines. And I took my caliper:
at the topat the bottom
Believe me or not ;). It would be ridiculous to say that it can handle the 1/100mm (0.0004” !) as it is difficult to use the caliper but it proves that it is rather accurate. Or that I’m very lucky…
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#5 posted 07-05-2011 10:40 PM
Congratulations very good project, I ask permission to copy.
-- Brazjuca guarapari Brasil. All worth it when the soul is not small. (Fernando Pessoa)
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