How do butt locking bevel gauges work?

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Forum topic by Ben posted 10-14-2012 01:25 AM 3506 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-14-2012 01:25 AM

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Does anyone know how the butt locking thumbscrew mechanism works for bevel gauges? Or can somebody give me a link to diagrams/explanations. I’ve been wanting to make one for myself, but I don’t want to have to reinvent the wheel so to speak. I can’t seem to find anything online.

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#1 posted 10-14-2012 05:16 AM

Best bet is to look up patents from the late 1800’s for carpenter’s bevels. I don’t believe they have been improved on since.


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#2 posted 10-14-2012 03:34 PM

In my experience, from carpentry to custom shop work, the butt lock ones do not work as reliably as the wingnut (or knurled wheel, if it’s a Bridge City) ones.

That said, making your own is a whole nuther thing. I hope you go for it!



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