Ruler Stand For Adjusting The Height Of Table Saw Blades & Router Bits & Tips On How To Make One

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Project by TheSawDustWhisperer posted 04-27-2019 12:40 AM 1387 views 8 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While I was waiting for a finish to dry on a cabinet I’m building I was scrolling through Woodpecker’s web sight and came across a one time tool designed by Gregory Paolini.

It was a ruler with an adjustable rule stop called the Paolini Pocket Rule.
The ruler had the same end gauge as my 6” iGaging ruler.

Here’s my version of this very simple tool.
It took about an hour to make and cost me $0. I had all the parts.

The ruler stand frees up both hands while making height adjustments.

The wood size is 1 3/4” x 1 3/4”x 3/4” The thumb screw is 1/4” 20- 1”.
It could be made larger with a dome top for more support while used as a marking gauge.

I made two in case of mistakes.
I used hard maple, (any hardwood would work.)

I cut 2 slots about 1/8”+ apart, the same depth as the width of the ruler, one in the center and the other to one side of it.

Drill a hole slightly smaller than the thumb screw on the side where the flap is closer to the edge. Drill only to the flap.

Use wax on the screw. The more you turn the screw the easier it gets.

The thumb screw hole should be drilled so the the head of the screw doesn’t contact the table of the saw or router table, when turning the screw.

The flap is to prevent the screw from damaging the ruler.

Cut the sloths in the direction of the grain to prevent the flap from braking.
A hole can be drilled for hanging with the ruler in the down position.

If you make this project please share you thoughts and photos with me here.

I put a request to to make one using the double combination square design with the grove down the center of the rule and a large base for the stand with a wider rule 1”, with bolder measurement markings on the end.

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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#1 posted 04-27-2019 07:25 AM

Simple but very useful… Saved as a favorite and I will be making one tomorrow.

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#2 posted 05-07-2019 01:57 AM

Still love this idea…

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