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Forum topic by BlasterStumps posted 03-29-2017 07:22 PM 358 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BlasterStumps

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03-29-2017 07:22 PM

I have been wanting to make a panel marking gauge for a while now. Yesterday, I did some head scratching on it and then started in. I cut the dowel at 30”. Had a handle from an old power plane and a scrap of wood for the fence. I decided on dowel for the beam because it seemed the easiest thing to use. It slides nice and seems quite solid when the wedge is set against one flat side of the dowel. I have the mechanical pencil on the one end and a cutting blade on the other. May decide to add a pin to the end with the blade at some point in time. Not sure if I will need it yet. It’s not eye candy by any stretch of the imagination but it works okay I started looking around my tool cabinet for a place to keep it then realized it was not going to fit in it so I decided for now to simply hang it on the plane till. Now that I have one made, I may at some point do another one that is a little shorter and hopefully better looking.
Here’s a couple pics. Sorry they are rotated to the right.


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#1 posted 03-29-2017 10:23 PM

When I look at your pictures I get dizzy…gravity in your world looks to be right to left.

-- Y'all need to locate a sense of humor. Borrow one if you can't find yours...

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#2 posted 03-29-2017 11:48 PM

Don’t know why they all fell over. I didn’t do anything different in posting them. Oh well.

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