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Discussion in 'Tutorials and Tips' started by Mike Peace, Dec 13, 2014.

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  1. Mike Peace

    Mike Peace

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    I made this handy jig based on turning tip from the Woodworker's Journal. With this jig you can quickly and accurately set distances on both your inside and outside calipers. Mine i made in 1/4" increments starting at 1/2" and continuing through to 2 3/4" in 1/4" increments. I used a long strip of hardwood I had on hand about 3/8" square to cut the blocks I glued on a plywood back.
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  2. Owen Lowe

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    Dang, that’s clever! First time I’ve seen this sort of thing. Much easier than using a ruler every time. Maybe include mortise and tenon minimum diameters for chuck jaws too.
     
  3. odie

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    That's a terrific idea. I'd be willing to bet someone is going to capitalize on it......!

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  4. John Altberg

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    That is SO slick! Far more accurate than fumbling around with a ruler.
     
  5. Shawn Pachlhofer

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    Woodpeckers will make one soon.

    it will be accurate to within 0.001", anodized alumimum

    and cost $100.

    :D
     
  6. Don Bunce

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  7. Rick Taylor

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    I believe the one from Rockler only does outside caliper settings not inside. It does do larger settings for the outside, but Mike's setup does a great job of covering both inside and outside.

    Rick
     
  8. Randy Red Bemont

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    That is a very cool idea. Thanks for posting it.

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  9. john lucas

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    You could also turn a step caliper. I think Lee Valley sold an aluminum version years ago.
     

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