|Project by JasonD||posted 01-02-2012 08:10 AM||8751 views||7 times favorited||5 comments|
My current main project is a tool chest similar to the one students at NBSS make; inspired by Tommy Mac's free video series and an article Steve Brown wrote in FWW last year.
Tommy and Steve used their table saws to dimension their tool chests, but I’m building mine with hand tools only. So, I needed to make a panel gauge to get the final size marked out for the panels I glued up to make the case.
I got the plans for the panel gauge from Charles Hayward’s “How To Make Woodwork Tools” book; hosted as a free PDF file at Toolmera.
The beam is hard maple. The fence and wedge are red alder, with a wear-plate of hard maple glued on to the bottom of the fence.
Right now, I only have a hole drilled to fit a pencil, but I’m thinking about adding a pin (probably a sharpened nail) to the opposite side of the beam.
The pictures are:
#1 – The panel gauge in use.
#2 – The panel gauge taken apart.
#3 – The printed page from Hayward’s book.