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A couple of months ago WoodSmith Magazine #43 ran this article on making a setup gauge. I thought maybe I could make one.

Here are the pictures, the only difference mine was from theirs is:
1. I used a dovetail slide, where as they used a straight dado/

2.My steel ruler was longer and I didn't want to cut it off so let it stick above the top.

3. I adde another earth magnet, for 2 instead of the 1 they used.

the ruler is held on with earth Magnets so it can be slid down for a depth gauge or turned over for the back side is metric.

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Nice work. Looks like a handy gauge.

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Nice one Herb.
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Really nice Herb. Great work.

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OH - MY!!!!
where is the end of the waiting line...
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forgot to ask Herb..
does that come w/ hold down magnets for aluminum and phenolic table tops???

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Really nice...!

...and it gets rid of the "thousands" mentality...
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Really nice...!

...and it gets rid of the "thousands" mentality...
nope - not today....
fertilizes/fuels it...

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That's got to be one of the fanciest depth gauges I've seen yet. Will look great along side you home made planes. I saw one recently that had a cutout for the router bit, maybe the shaft, to measure the center of the cutter. So I guess if you you use 1/2" the cut would be a half-circle 1/4" to center on the cutter center? It makes sense in my head but take it out of there and on the table it may not hold water.....Either way that a very sweet gauge.
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Very well done, Herb. For a long time I have been thinking of making something similar... the inverted U-shaped style where the center column moves.
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