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Height-, length gauge (DIY)
Tablesaw setting, chisel honing guide and more…

A free tape measure from your local hardware store, some scrap wood, a bolt and a insert - is all you need.

Make a base of plywood in a desired lenght, make it wide enough to be able to hold a measure and a track.
Route a spur for the tape measure, and a track for the stop.

The stop are made from a scrap piece of wood, make a little extra block that fits the track to keep it 90 to the base when you slide it up and down, glue these together and make a hole thrugh.

Glue the tape measure in the spur, and be sure to adjust it to zero in the bottom, cut it to fit.

Now you can give it some varnish, and then put it together.

Perhaps my ruler stop also be at intrest…

Good luck with it!

Best thoughts,
MaFe

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well done , mades

a great tool !

thanks .
 

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You should write a book!!

Great Work!

Lew
 

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Lew, i totally agree!! the ideas that pop out of this mans head are unbelievable!

you're a creative genius mads, and always an inspiration :)

i still have to make my grease box before i move on to this handy gague though ;)
 

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great little gauge Mads
just an idea, if you make another and change the steal ruler out with
a piece of wood and ad the head of a surgeryknife it will be a fine marking gauge:)
I have stopped marking your projects as favorits ,instead I have desided if I need
to make a jiig/gizmo or anything ells for the shop I just go to your project side first
I think its easyer when you pop those things out faster than we can follow you…lol
thanks for sharing Mads

take care
Dennis
 

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I downloaded a set of scales from some woodworking web site (can't remember which) that print out accurately on my printer, making jigs like this a cheaper proposition.

The only change I might make would be to router a groove in the back to recess the washer and bolt head.

Great job! It's going in my favorites file along with your others.
 

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I love it! I too need to make one! Thank you!
 

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That is pretty slick. Nice idea and execution.
 

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That is really neat. I was just thinking about you ruler stop. You could use the ruler stop to set the block on the height gage in case your hardware store does not give away rulers.
 

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Hi there,
I'm so happy my little posts could bring such inspration, this is a true gift.
Patron: thank you my friend.
Lew: Thank you. Yes why not, perhaps a 'best of the vintage architects crazy LJ ideas'... Free to download from my website.
Flemming: Remember your school also! I laugh, yes and the grease box.
Dennis: Yes this is the problem, thoughts never stop! Thank you for the sweet compliment, it warms now the days are getting colder.
BigTiny: I only have a inkjet printer, so it will not be waterproof… And yes I should be ashamed of myself, not to make this groove on the back… It will be on my to do list. I smile thank you.
cwdance1: guess we are two now…
DYNO360: -and post it, so we can see your version.
Kindlingmaker: wonderful, remember to post it.
docholladay: my head turns read, thank you my friend.
Jim: thank you so much for the PM, life are so beautiful when we remember to look. And yes, it's a fine idea.
Best thoughts to all of you:
Mads
 

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Yet another winner. Well done Mads.
 

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Rhykenologist, architect, woodworker, artist, inventor, teacher, thinker, writer, photographer, philosopher, motivational speaker, LJ and cyberspace friend!
 

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Wow! Another great tool that I'll have to make this weekend. Keep it up Mads and I'll get nothing done … except filling all the empty spaces on my tool board. But that's OK, I'll welcome that anytime!

Thanks loads.
 

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Out of curiosity, Mafe, I see the tape measure you are using is from BauHaus (equivalent to Home Depot in The States).... do they also sell the knurled brass screw/bolts that you used on this and the Ruler Stop project you uploaded as well?

I have a hard time finding some types of fasteners here in Skåne, sometimes.

Thanks for your effort and time in sharing this great info.
 

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Martyn: Thank you soo much.
DIV: I love you my brother, these compliments from you means so much more than you will ever imagine - I'm deep in the dust.
Rick: The truth are that I have the same problem… So when I visit my fionce in Paris, I go shopping for bolts - yes you can laugh, it's the truth… I can buy some for you and send you if you want me to if you can transfere me the money, I'm going to Paris tuesday, then I can write you some details about the prices.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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Just to make you laugh, here are my last result of shopping finger bolts in Paris…
 

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niice catch Mads :)
I deffently have to find out were we can get those here on Fyn

take care
Dennis
 

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Nice. So Paris is not just food, wine and love then.
 
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