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    Multi-Angle Mirror Block for a Hands Free View

    I have shown this in different threads but, thought I'd drop it in a thread of its own in case it can help someone out. I cut four different angles on the 'sides' of a block of 4x4. I then glued a mirror to the 'face'. This give me a hands free reflected view for machine setups, checking inside of assemblies or under tools/cabinets. Here I use it to see an otherwise hidden witness mark (exaggerated here for clarity) while making a bit of trim for a tool stand. The metal roller doo-jobber screwed to the back is for ballast as I found it a bit tippy when in use on unstable surfaces. I suppose magnets might be a nice feature to add-on.

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    Last edited by glenn bradley; 09-11-2013 at 11:42 AM.
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    Very cool and useful - But, I would expect nothing less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Very cool and useful - But, I would expect nothing less.
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    and here I've been contorting myself climbing over the top om my TS to line up a blind cut.

    In the morning my wife will be looking for that little mirror she keeps in her purse...."Sorry dear I have no idea where it is. Why would I want something like that??"
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    Sweet, another one for the 'to-do' list definitely needs a magnet IMO, lots of uses for that I'd imagine. Thanks again for sharing!!!
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