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Blog series by CaptainKlutz updated 01-30-2019 11:19 AM 2 parts 3132 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: Dial indicator options to set up your planer & jointer

01-30-2019 07:02 AM by CaptainKlutz | 0 comments »

Do you need or want a dial indicator to make the set up of your planer or jointer easier? Probably have seen the commercial options:Shopfox W1218A- https://www.woodstockint.com/products/W1218ACurrently $140+ on Grizzly web site-Or maybe the One way #2289 Multi-Gauge – https://oneway.ca/products-category/miscellaneous/Multi-Gauge/Multi-Gauge-ProductCurrently listed for $93.65 from One way. The principle behind these tools is simple. Need a flat reference plane, with mounting point...

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Part 2: Make a DIY Rotocator

01-30-2019 11:19 AM by CaptainKlutz | 11 comments »

What is Rotocator? please see post #1. :) Preface:What I have made below is not new. It is not my original idea. I take zero credit for this tool. I found some images for this tool searching for cheap way to make the trademarked Rotocator, and later found an obscure blog post with parts list. Since I first book marked the web page, it has disappeared from WWW. Decided that this tool was important enough it needed some additional documentation in WWW, especially for folks here on...

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