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Turners' Caliper V-Gauge

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Project by Bricofleur posted 1050 days ago 2165 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To ease the measuring process when turning spindles and cavities, I devised this handy, precise yet simple double duty V-gauge. The whole assembly is about 7-1/2” X 10-1/2” X 1” thick.

Only four pieces were required:
An isocele triangle made from a 1/4” hardboard scrap
A piece of 1/4” hardboard backer
Two 3/4’’-thick scraps (I had Melamine – obvious)

Using a rule, trace and mark appropriate lines on the isocele triangle and you’re done. To set your calipers, use the triangle in or out of its nest.

All construction details are on this page of my blog.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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patron

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#1 posted 1050 days ago

well done
(and well thought out too)

you keep coming up with great ideas

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Bricofleur

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#2 posted 1050 days ago

Thanks, Patron. I’m only following your trail! ;-) I also like to improve my techniques and share what I come up with.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 1050 days ago

great little gizmo :-)
thank´s for sharing it
I know a little lady who is going to have one in the future :-)
she learned to turn last year on New Zealand as a exchange student
so now she is saving money for a lathe and I look forward
to give a little help with tools .. :-)

Dennis

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shipwright

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#4 posted 1050 days ago

Good one. I like that.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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mafe

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#5 posted 1049 days ago

That is a cool idea.
You should talk to a tool producer about that one.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Roger

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#6 posted 1049 days ago

very nifty idea

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Michael1

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#7 posted 1049 days ago

Great Idea. I really liked your blog on this as well. I think this will desinitely have to be added to my to do list, Thanks for posting

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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peteg

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#8 posted 1049 days ago

We sure have some “thinking guys” on the site, I like this one :)

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

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Tootles

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#9 posted 1049 days ago

Very clever and a good idea

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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noise_expert

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#10 posted 1049 days ago

Get it patented!

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Diggerjacks

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#11 posted 1049 days ago

Hello

A project in my favorite

Have you ever posted some turned project in this site ?

A beautiful and effective tip

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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ChuckM

496 posts in 2268 days


#12 posted 1048 days ago

Rockler should’ve consulted Serge before developing its (less superior) calipers:

This is my copy:

Thanks Serge for the great idea.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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