Friday, August 1, 2014

Fine Adjust Height gauge


 I built this Height Gauge a while back and it works great but now I want to  build another gauge for micro fine adjusting. I will use a dial indicator and be able to adjust to 1/1000th of an inch.

 To start I use a piece of 2x4  oak and cut a 3 1/2 inch length  on my miter sled.


To make a small cove I trace it with my hole saw and will move on to the  drill press.

 After marking I cut it on  my drill press, this can be a bit tricky because it is not a full circle so the block has to be braced firmly.
I did mine by hand but a clamp may work easier.

  Next I mark and drill the center for the stem of the dial indicator.

With the band saw I notch out the bottom.

Everything is cut and I put in the dial indicator. A small set screw was installed to keep the dial secure.

   A foot was also added to the spindle for more surface to touch the top of the blade.

See also:

circle cutting jig            Table saw jig for edge banding      Self centering drill press jig


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