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Offline Ross Davis

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Gauge Bars for Squaring MFT / Bench Dog for Squaring
« on: December 18, 2018, 04:33 PM »
All -

There are several versions of a triangular square used to square up an MFT.

As anyone ever offered a "Gauge Bar" which would be placed between the rear fence / guide rail and a couple bench dog.  Ideally, it would be machined in width for the guide rail setup and in height to match the rear fence.  Sorta like a long 1-2-3- block.

While a potentially a one-off tool, it could be machined on two faces to make it a rule as well.  Especially if the rule marks are deep enough to get a pencil in.

Possible source / thoughts?


« Last Edit: December 19, 2018, 08:52 AM by Ross Davis »

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Online Svar

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Re: Gauge Bars for Squaring MFT
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2018, 05:13 PM »
It would rely on assumption that MFT hole pattern is square (and it probably is for woodworking purposes).
Not too difficult to make yourself from ply or plastic.
Make it gauge bars - two small rectangles of identical widths and lengths that you rotate to use with either fence or rail. Rather than a single large 1-2-3 type block that you flip.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2018, 06:20 PM by Svar »

Offline Ross Davis

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Re: Gauge Bars for Squaring MFT
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2018, 08:47 AM »
Or...  a "donut" which would slide over a bench dog.  Does anyone have an idea how much a machinist would charge for such an item?

Or... bench dog made out of plastic / nylon for just this purpose?  3D printed?
« Last Edit: December 19, 2018, 08:49 AM by Ross Davis »

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Gauge Bars for Squaring MFT / Bench Dog for Squaring
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2018, 11:08 PM »
I set up my rail location so a couple of dogs are placed in the holes, then a Woodpeckers parallel guide extrusion is used to determine rail location. From there the fence is squared to the rail with a 26" Woodpeckers square.

These, but without being attached to the rail and turned and slid next to the rail as a spacer to the dog:

Lots of options and we each have our own ways of doing things.