Height Gauge

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Project by Bagtown posted 12-29-2011 04:31 AM 3602 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Nothing complicated here. I took my inspiration from Bricofleur here.
Basically took a couple of scrap maple pieces from under the saw. I ploughed a 1/8” wide groove deep enough for the verniers to just fit in. I think it was 1/2” deep. Then I used a backsaw and cut deeper in the same groove. This opened the groove up just enough for the verniers to fit in. Next I drilled a hole to match the nut and bolt I found under the bench.

My background is in machine shops and sometimes I overthink the simplest projects. My friend thinks this is overkill, but it works perfectly for me.

Thanks for looking,


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#1 posted 12-29-2011 04:34 AM

Simple but very creative.

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jim C

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#2 posted 12-29-2011 04:42 PM

I have a machining background and that’s not overkill.
It’s stable, clean and very usable.
Great job, I may have to copy it.


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#3 posted 12-30-2011 03:14 AM

That is good tool. I have often thought of making one from a caliper too. good job!!........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 01-11-2012 08:45 PM

It is a super idea from Brico, and a cool version you made.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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