|Forum topic by ColonelTravis||posted 03-17-2014 10:07 PM||784 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-17-2014 10:07 PM
I’m lazy and had some amazon gift certificates so I ordered a mortise gauge instead of making one and got it for practically nothing – a Crown 153, which arrived today.
But it is here:
Obviously I can twist the beam left and right, it doesn’t have to lock down like in the photos, plus I’m not planning on chopping long mortises, so any error in squareness won’t be extrapolated THAT much. But is this common in this kind of gauge? I’ve tried it out on some boards and when I’m careful I don’t see problems, but if the fence isn’t square and I’m not careful there can be some line deviation. Maybe it’s just me not being used to how these work.