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Offline websterz

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Finally got my height gauge done.
« on: October 02, 2009, 08:29:13 PM »
I recently added a large wooden bench to my shop and thought it would be a nice place to keep my "surface plate", a free granite countertop sink cutout I have had for a couple of years now. A height gauge would be nice to have too so I finally got round to making one. The base is from a dead gauge I bought on Ebay. Got it for a couple of bucks...just wanted it for the base. I pulled out an extra 8" digital caliper and started hacking off the unnecessary bits with my Dremel and made up a little extension out of a piece of 1/2" keystock for mounting the scriber. The scriber itself is actually one of the jaws I cut from an old dial caliper I had lying around that was well past any other useful purpose in life. I milled away a bit from the bottom for clearance and attached it with a couple 8-32 screws. It is pretty darn accurate as shown by one of my better 1-2-3 blocks:



A better view of the granite plate:




And a closeup showing the scribe:


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Offline dsquire

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Re: Finally got my height gauge done.
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2009, 12:33:27 AM »
websterz

Very neat. looks like it will do the job just fine and use up a couple of those bits you were saving for just such an occasion. Good job.  :ddb: :ddb:

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Offline sbwhart

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Re: Finally got my height gauge done.
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2009, 01:35:41 AM »
Good job Weby  :thumbup: Height gauges are a real handy bit of kit to have.

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Re: Finally got my height gauge done.
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2009, 02:04:25 AM »
Very nice indeed, another 100 or so bucks saved.

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Offline Bernd

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Re: Finally got my height gauge done.
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2009, 07:46:43 AM »
Now that's what I would call a true Mad Modder project. Parts from varying sources modified for a useful tool.  :thumbup:

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