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Project by Phil277 posted 936 days ago 3172 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this angle gauge because I never liked using a protractor with a bevel gauge. Most protractors are too small and difficult to read and not all that easy to get a bevel gauge to align with properly. This angle gauge is large enough to handle and read easily. I made it out of MDF on my Shopbot.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 936 days ago

Wow you make me feel guilty buying a store bought angle gauge, Great job.

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MasterSergeant

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#2 posted 935 days ago

Impressive, great idea!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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PhiltheLuthier

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#3 posted 935 days ago

That’s looks nice!

I’m curious to know why these always have 90° marked as 0°?

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Phil277

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#4 posted 935 days ago

I made it this way so the readings from the gauge would match up with the way gauges on most power tools are set up. The bevel and miter gauges on table saws, chop saws, circular saws etc. are all marked so that the 0 reading is making a 90 degree cut.

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bugz

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#5 posted 935 days ago

Great idea, I also have a store bought gauge. And a time or two, it has screwed me up by not adding 90 deg. to reading, for saw setting.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 935 days ago

Great tool, I am still using a protractor

-- Norman

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Bricofleur

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#7 posted 935 days ago

Great idea. I’ve been looking at the Veritas model for a while and I think I won’t have to anymore! Thanks for sharing.

Best,

Serge

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StumpyNubs

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#8 posted 823 days ago

You should enter this into our jig contest! Email photos along with your LJ name to jigcontest@runbox.com. You might win!

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 823 days ago

That must have been a lot of trouble. Nice going.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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ElliottH

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#10 posted 317 days ago

Cool, something useful to make with our cnc at work! I’ll probably use something more durable than mdf though. I think our fine engraving point need a sharpening last I checked. Great idea!

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