I found plans for Inside Measuring Sticks in the book "The Woodworkers Guide to Making and Using Jigs, Fixtures and Setups", Rodale Press. The first one I built is shown in the attached picture. The plans called for two brass keepers, 3/4 " x 3-3/4" made from 12 gauge (roughly 0.010" thick) brass shim stock. I was able to get a sheet of brass that was 0.01 x 6 x 12 " from Ace Hardware. I was not happy with the 3-3/4" cut using aviation snips. My next try was a utility knife and straight edge. The utility knife results were better than the Aviation snips results but I was still not pleased with the results. Since I have consumed a lot of time "cleaning up" the utility knife results, starting with a 3/4" wide roll of brass shim stock would have yielded much better results. So far I am unable to find 3/4" wide brass shim stock. Is anyone aware of a source?
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