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PARALLELOGRAM - CENTRE LINE MARKING TOOL

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Project by kiefer posted 04-14-2014 12:25 AM 10349 views 85 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The reason I made this tool is that I found the two post type slips off the board at the end of the board and this one stays on centre because the cheeks guide it past the end of the board and it has two marking pins to allow the marking from end to end .
The tool aligns itself to the faces of the board by squeezing if together against the board and the hinge action brings the marking pins into the centre of the board .
Just a quickly made tool from some shop scraps and four flathead bolts threaded into the cheeks and two screws with brass ferules in the hinge bars . I used 5/16” flathead bolts to give a better bearing surface and it is easy to remove any play in the mechanism and a little wax in the countersunk holes and on the contacting surfaces makes it operate very smoothly .
This one adjusts from 1 3/4” to 0” in thickness which I think is quite sufficient for most applications .
I can also use this tool as a centre finder on the end of a square and may make a larger version for marking larger square objects instead of marking with diagonal lines .
A easy build by using a compass and the drill press with a fence and stop blocks to archive the required accuracy .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos





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#1 posted 04-14-2014 12:35 AM

What a super little handy helper. This will be is the making tomorrow. Thanks Kiefer.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 04-14-2014 12:48 AM

Very cool tool!!

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

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#3 posted 04-14-2014 12:55 AM

Nice

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#4 posted 04-14-2014 01:02 AM

Very nice alternative to the traditional two post version. It is a small nuisance to loose your reference point the last 1/2 inch or so when you get to the end. Thanks for sharing and be safe!

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#5 posted 04-14-2014 01:26 AM

Kiefer,

Sleep much? LOL! I think you will eventually have a line of Kiefer made hand tools?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 04-14-2014 01:43 AM

More tools and specialty tools are a must in any shop. You may only use it every so often, BUT you have it! Good job.

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

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#7 posted 04-14-2014 01:45 AM

I remember Steve Palm told someone here one time “you got a good thinker”.
If I may borrow his thought, it applies perfectly here.
You took a simple, very useful tool and fixed the only one tiny flaw it had, proving that just because it ain’t broke doesn’t mean that you can’t fix it. :-)

...... A great tool made even greater.

Good one Klaus.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#8 posted 04-14-2014 02:13 AM

Great tool – I’m going to copy this. Thanks!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#9 posted 04-14-2014 02:32 AM

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#10 posted 04-14-2014 03:40 AM

Gotta try to make one too.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#11 posted 04-14-2014 03:43 AM

Cool idea very good build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#12 posted 04-14-2014 11:53 AM

I like this tool a lot Klaus, it is a great improvement and well worth the time to make one. Thanks for sharing this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 04-14-2014 02:50 PM

Great tool to have in the shop! Got to copy this one! Nicely done Kiefer!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#14 posted 04-14-2014 03:06 PM

Great tool!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#15 posted 04-14-2014 04:47 PM

That one is going onto my project list.

-- The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

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