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BOX MAKER DIAGONAL GAUGE

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Project by kiefer posted 06-08-2012 02:57 AM 3106 views 19 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a fun little gauge I build to check the diagonals when building a box or frame ETC .
To this point I always used a simple stick with a brad driven into the edge on one end and marking the opposite end with a pencil just like my uncle taught me a long time ago.
This little gauge I build in memory of him and I think he would appreciate it ,his words are with me to this day and many times I feel like he is looking over my shoulder .
Comments and questions welcome .

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-08-2012 03:08 AM

Sweet gage. Those types of gages are so handy because a regular measuring device just does not fit.
Nice going , Kiefer!!...................Jim

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

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#2 posted 06-08-2012 04:03 AM

Practical, accurate & simple what more do you need, handy for you cabinet boys :))
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 06-08-2012 05:28 AM

I have close to a dozen of these guys in lots of sizes,they come in super handy.

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#4 posted 06-08-2012 09:58 AM

Nice practical tool.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 06-08-2012 10:57 AM

Great! I am a big fan of simple tools and techniques.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#6 posted 06-08-2012 11:48 AM

it makes a nice useful tool. congratulations.

helluvawreck
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#7 posted 06-08-2012 10:49 PM

very clever your uncle he would be proud of you

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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kiefer

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#8 posted 06-09-2012 01:49 AM

Thanks Jim
A handy gauge it is and I like the look of it not just a stick .

Thanks Pete
I had another idea that I will incorporate to divide the difference in length in two ,next one .

Thanks A1Jim
Yes the more sizes the better !

Thanks Jay
I hope you take the time to make one.

Thanks Ed
Simple tools are good and can be made by yourself .

Thanks Helluvawreck
Useful it is and more to come .

Thanks Eddie
I had fun building this and the guidance from my uncle .

-- Kiefer 松

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