Lew Hodgett (in 8K_mf.1863$ firstname.lastname@example.org)
| The more things change, the more they stay the same.
| Think you will find this one in Fred Bingham's book, "Practical
| yacht Joinery".
It's somewhat a relief to hear that. The idea seems too simple and
straightforward to have been overlooked for long. I spent a lot of
time looking for this thing as an off-the-shelf product; but had no
| I made mine years ago.
My first was an all-wood version that couldn't be re-calibrated, built
when I had my RAS in the basement of my first house and was putting up
knotty pine board paneling in a room on the second floor back in '72
or '73. I didn't get around to a metal version that could be
recalibrated until almost ten years later. I had a machine shop make
steel, brass, and aluminum versions and decided that I liked the
You can see one of these original aluminum squares at the link below.
All things considered, it's held up fairly well.
| BTW, glad to see you got a deal.
DeSoto, Iowa USA