Hello, dear readers and DIY!
When marking work, it is necessary to use different tools, and some of them can be made independently.
In this article, the author of the YouTube channel “DIY Tools” will tell You how to make a marking a surface gauge, combined with a square.
This art project is very easy to manufacture, and easily repeated from scraps of boards, plywood or plastic in a few minutes.
— Beech Board
— Metal ruler, round dowels, wing screw M6
— Screws for wood, sandpaper, glue, Titebond II, scrap leather
— Linseed oil, acrylic lacquer and wax.
The tools used by the author.
— Manual milling, machine vise
— Straight cutter wood
— Screwdriver, magnetic bits, drilling machine
— Drill bits for wood
— Carpentry machine vise, clamp, hammer, saw, pencil.
The process of making.
The first thing to be cut from the appropriate Board (preferably hardwood timber) two identical isosceles right triangle. One of the sharp corners slightly trimmed.
Both blanks are fixed in a machine vise in the following way.
With the help of a router and a straight cutter for wood the author makes a groove parallel to one of the other two sides.
The width and depth of the groove should be adjusted to the thickness and width of the metal ruler.
Of course, the same operation can be done with hand tools, however, have to withstand high accuracy.
So, groove is ready, and the line is very firmly inserted into it. To ensure the smoothness of the line when it is sliding, groove surface should be lubricated with paraffin.
In the second workpiece to mill a small recess for the clamping plate.
In a recess drilled two holes, one end — to-end, with a diameter of 5 mm, and the second pilot for the screw.
The clamping petal, the author produced from a piece of thick leather, perfect piece of the old belt.
Petal is fixed in the recess with screws.
Now both parts are joined together and clamped to the table drill clamp. In this case their edges should be strictly the same.
In two corners, the author drills holes with a diameter of 8 mm through both blanks.
By the way, Your drill bits are always sharp, I recommend to pay attention to a pencil sharpener-head screwdriver.
On the inner surface of both parts to apply a little glue Titebond II. The glue should be smoothed out so that its surplus when gluing do not accidentally get into the groove.
In the holes clogged 8-mm round dowel.
Thereafter, the dowel is pushed the second part of the body, and their surpluses are cut with a hacksaw. All surfaces after drying of glue are sanded fine sandpaper manually.
It is also recommended to impregnate the wood surface with linseed oil, and cover with a layer of lacquer to protect from moisture.
The case of a surface gauge is ready, it remains to insert the metal ruler to the desired length, and screw the fixing screw M6 with a wing head.
With this fixture you can easily mark the centers of the holes at the right distance from the edges and draw a line parallel to the edges.
This tool allows you to lay out lines at an angle of 45 degrees.
I thank the author for advice on how to make simple and useful tool for home or workshop.
If You are interested in such a tool, we recommend to read the article, which talked about making it more perfect version with micro-adjustment and a high durability.
All good mood, sound health, and interesting ideas!
The author’s video can be found here.
Hello, dear readers and DIY!