Monday, February 12, 2007
Tool Height Gauge
After the last post, I thought it might be a good idea to show the tool height gauge in use. Click on the photo at left to enlarge it. As shown, the parting tool is just a little low and in need of another shim. I shamelessly stole this idea from someone's web site. Again, my memory fails me. His was much nicer than mine. It was made out of a nice thick piece of aluminum with a slot milled in it at the proper height. I'll give credit if I ever encounter the other guy's site again.
What's important here is that the height gauge can be made out of almost anything, as long as it tells you, "this is the right height."