Two height gages

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Project by bubinga posted 03-30-2011 01:57 AM 2520 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Many years ago I made a sliding height gage ,with a 6 in steel ruler attached,a hairline indicator,
and magnets set in the bottom.And a thumb screw to lock it in position.
It served me well until last year, when I just had to have a digital height gage
One ,was made with a dowel with a a flat on one side
You have probably heard the phrase,-Your Not Getting Older You Are Getting Better.
Well !! The old eye balls are not getting better, “Hence” the Digital Height Gage


-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#1 posted 03-30-2011 04:02 AM

Sounds like that one got as good as it could get ;-) Nice job on it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 03-30-2011 02:13 PM

That design does my toolmakers heart good. Cool design.

-- Doug

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#3 posted 03-30-2011 04:32 PM

Great design. I need a depth gauge and I think this is the inspiration and info I need to make one. I’ve been trying to figure out how to incorporate a brass ruler I salvaged from my old router table when I built a new one and looks like you’ve solved that question very well.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Bob, Atlanta

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