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Project by DrewM posted 05-22-2012 07:35 PM 3184 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

shop made gauge I made using some 1/2” BB ply scraps, a small piece of acrylic and some hardware I had laying around the shop. The scale I printed off the computer and glued into a shallow dado. I scribed a line on the acrylic so I can read the measurement made through a small window in the upper part. The middle slot is used to keep the upper part square to the bottom. I find it has many uses such as transferring measurements or setting blade/bit heights on tools. Building this has given me a few other ideas for shop made gauges.

-- Drew, Delaware





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#1 posted 05-22-2012 08:04 PM

Well done.

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#2 posted 05-22-2012 08:13 PM

what a great idea. You just gave me an idea for a router jig/template to cut dado’s and rabbets. When I make it I’ll be sure to give you credit :)
Where did you print the scale from?

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#3 posted 05-22-2012 08:42 PM

I used one of the scales available on this website

-- Drew, Delaware

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#4 posted 05-22-2012 08:54 PM

Very useful gage!! Thanks for sharing…................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 05-22-2012 10:30 PM

I like it. It looks a lot like this one http://www.woodpeck.com/paolini.html that I paid $20 for.

Phil

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#6 posted 05-22-2012 11:06 PM

Good thinking Drew,well done.

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#7 posted 05-28-2012 12:38 PM

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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