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Thread: Two Handy Gauges

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Bloomington MN USA

    Two Handy Gauges

    I saw a Jig put on by Dave Richards, And when I checked out the link he put on,it peeked my interest. I sent for the DVD but also got 2 extra disks that had additional jigs on them. The first one I made was for setting up my fence that I use for cutting 4x8 sheets of plywood. The second one I made was just a marking gauge,but useing a pencil instead of a sharp marking device. What intrieged me the most was the way Steve Maskery adapts the clamping presure to secure the moving parts on the gauges.
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    Although they are a bid spendy because of the postage and the conversion from English pounds to US dollars ...... Still well worth the price of admission
    One very clever guy, I put it on my laptop so I could have it in the shop as I was making them. Its called workshop Essencials.
    If you make a mistake it was part of the original plan!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Those look good, Ron. How does the redline rip gauge work?
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Bloomington MN USA
    It works great Vaughn! I bought it a few years back from Eagle America. I bought three 52" sections. Two of them clamp togather so as to rip the full length of a 4x8 sheet of plywood. the single one is for cross cutting a sheet. There is a guide that you attatch to your skill saw. It rides in a chanel onthe track. With the gauge I show it takes into account of the saw off set. So all I have to do is set the currsor on my gauge to what ever I want to rip and just bump the fence up to it. From the under side of the track are a cam lock and that keeps it stationary. Then just run the saw down the track and it cuts to what ever you set on the gauge.
    If you make a mistake it was part of the original plan!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Ahhh, Now I get it. Very slick gauge... Might have to make one of those for myself....

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2010

    Marking tools

    These look like very useful tools ... I could have used the longer one a couple of days ago. Thanks for sharing this, I will investigate too.

  6. #6
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Don't know how I missed this thread But I like those
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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