Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #43: Tool Tip - Simple Depth Gauge for Twist Bits

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Blog entry by Paul Bucalo posted 05-25-2015 11:53 AM 806 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yesterday, while working on the stake sides for my Harbor Freight trailer, I found myself in a need for a depth gauge for the drill bits I was using. I didn’t think to bring out a roll of painter’s tape and I was too into my work to get one from the dungeon.

A solution that worked well for me: use your marking pencil to draw a heavy line across one of the twist bit’s flukes. The line will be quite visible as the bit spins.


I have been busy with building a trailer (to haul lumber and everything else), as well as organizing the dungeon workshop, and most recently, setting up the potted pallet garden in our back yard. Once the trailer is done, I will make a project post with pictures. Until then, I will catch up with everyone as soon as I can.

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Upstate NY USA

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