|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 04-14-2012 11:30 PM||4349 views||22 times favorited||20 comments|
This is a little tool I have been thinking about for quite a while and finally stopped to make it. It uses an analog drop indicator from Harbor Freight. I kind of screwed up when I cut off the back of the gage so I could get it close to the router table fence. That back loop on the indicator is hollow and all those aluminum chips went inside the indicator. What mess I had. I washed out the indicator with solvent and then the solvent filled up the gage window so I had to drill a tiny hole in the bezel to let the solvent out.
The body of the bridge is walnut and the feet are white Corian. The bushing was turned off center to get the gage as far back as I could and to give a thicker wall in the front for threads for the 2 screws I used.
It is finished with clear matte finish- about 6 coats to get a little sheen. I already had to use it on a project yesterday.
The last pictures shows the depth gage with its cousin the fence locator gage. They both come in handy on the router so I don’t need test pieces any more to move the cutter or the fence.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!