John, do you not just mark from the other face of the stock? or am I missing something here.devonwoody":3podazg4 said:Yes it is attractive but has some drawbacks( :wink: ) because when you approach the side of a piece of timber there is not support for the tool. You almost need a set, one with a reversible setup.
John, do you not just mark from the other face of the stock? or am I missing something here.
waterhead37":jcuawu77 said:I like the Veritas bevel gauges with their style of clamping mechanism which never gets in the way of anything and can be operated in one hand.
I guess that anything worth having isn't cheap.
bugbear":1wijv3aw said:I guess that anything worth having isn't cheap.
To make a DT marker that is functionally equivalent to the universal bevel gauge illustrated, you simply need 2 (tiny) laths drilled and with a nut-bolt through the middles. A fixed one (e.g. 1:6 or 1:8) could be glued!
The sliding functionality of the universal bevel (in both arm and stock) makes it very versatile, but a dedicated DT gauge can function without.
BugBear (hmm. may head for workshop tonight)
bugbear":h000sp76 said:John, do you not just mark from the other face of the stock? or am I missing something here.
Probably OK for DT's, but slightly fiddly to do.
It breaches the important rule of always using one datum face, since you can't guarantee perfectly parallel workpiece, which is not a rule I'd like to be in the habit of breaking.
I use one of these (apprentice made in my case)
http://catalog.starrett.com/catalog/cat ... roupID=212
With the pivot moved to roughly the centre of the stock, it has the opposite (or is that complentary) angle present, you can always get a decent amount of stock onto the reference face.
mark off the 90° line across the end grain
'Scuse me while I just step to one side in case of any stray lightning bolts... :wink:bugbear":10tzos9k said: