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Gauges in the Shop #1: Go - No Go gauge for Lathe Chuck

05-28-2019 01:05 PM by Jim Jakosh | 10 comments »

I use this gauge a lot so I thought I’d share it with fellow Lumberjocks that turn on the lathe. I was is Quality Assurance for most of my working life and we had many of these attribute gauges in the shop to quickly tell if something is within acceptable range . They were typically hardened a ground steel gauges but this one is plastic and replaced the wood one I used for years. I have watched a lot of demonstrators putting a tenon or a mortise on a piece before loading it into a chuck and they most often pull out a caliper to check the size to make sure it will fit in the chuck. This does that in an instant and with the machine running a lot of times. I measured the range of m...

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