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Project by Bricofleur posted 928 days ago 2462 views 20 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this biscuit gauge to determine the exact location for biscuits, particularly on narrow and/or circular workpieces. In addition to a usefull rule, all appropriate mesurements are marked. It is made out of a piece of 3/4”-thick MDF. Slots have been cut to glue the three most popular biscuit sizes I used in my shop. I drilled a hole to hang it close to my workbench. Note that all the exact dimensions of the slots have been marked on the top for when greater precision is required. This tool is also usefull to check the alignment of the slot after the cut.

Thanks for looking.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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





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Don Johnson

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#1 posted 928 days ago

Natty!

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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Belg1960

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#2 posted 928 days ago

Great little jig, will save on mistakes down the road for sure.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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patron

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#3 posted 928 days ago

well done serge

i just got this from rockler
for $2.99

-- 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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#4 posted 928 days ago

Hey David,

Seeing yours on your last review of the Lift-up Panel Lifter inspired me to share the one I made few years ago. I was sure glad to see I saved $2.99+tx! LOL I believe I should have made it out of plastic! :-)

Best,

Serge

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

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patron

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#5 posted 928 days ago

maybe they got the idea from you serge

anyone peeking thru your windows ?

-- 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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Roger

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#6 posted 928 days ago

nifty, and yea patron, ya never know

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 928 days ago

Well done and another great tool. Will have to use this serge thx for sharing. Hope all is well….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Phil277

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#8 posted 928 days ago

I like it.

Phil

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 928 days ago

Unique gauge, good job Serge.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ChuckM

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#10 posted 928 days ago

Serge, You saved price + tax + shipping. The free shipping deals, if my memory is correct, are not available to Canucks.

Don’t go down the slippery slope of making things with plastics. The MDF industry needs you!

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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Eddie

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#11 posted 928 days ago

neat gauge Serge, i use square blocks like those for squaring up boxes and drawers it has two hole in it for clamps to pull it up to the work pice im going to add this to it and have a gauge and squaring block together i think it will work going to try thanxs again Serge for sharing don’t know where i got this from on the squaring blocks like David said probably peeking in a window somewhere :>)

-- Jesus is ok with me

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kiefer

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#12 posted 928 days ago

Another useful gauge that I will have to make .
Good job Serge but I will keep this gauge with in my biscuit joiner box .

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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NiteWalker

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#13 posted 928 days ago

I grabbed the rockler one too back when they had it on sale for $.99.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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mafe

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#14 posted 926 days ago

Great idea Serge.
You are a never ending source of inspiration.
Thank you my friend.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Bricofleur

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#15 posted 925 days ago

Thank you all for the comments. What a team!

@Ken90712: Yes, all is well, thank you. As mentioned in your signature: “Everyday above ground is a good day!”

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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

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