By Jim Kingshott
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Metal tap For a start, you can use a sharp marking knife or scratch awl to make a precise mark on workpiece by taking advantage of the incised the work graduations on a wooden rule. This guarantees graduatio greater aaccuracy than trying to transfer a mark tape measure, whose printed markings from a ta be up to a sixteenth of an inch may themselves them thick. This is not to mention the risk that the hook at tthe end of the tape (designed to slide permit inside and outside measurements) is to permi typically worn and no longer accurate.
The actual beam may be provided by almost any length of wood, provided it is relatively straight and rigid. Use something rectangular in cross-section and bore the small hole for the nail at one end, and the CONSTRUCTION • Beam (any convenient length) Trammel points FIGURE 38B: Beam compass with trammel points J I G S & F I XT U R E S F OR T H E H A N D T OOL W OOD W O RK ER 49 2 JIGS & FIXTURES FOR MEASURING & MARKING Pin Beam Pencil Stock Securing screw FIGURE 39: Pencil gauge Make semicircular bosses from a short length of dowel split in half and glued to the gauge stock FIGURE 40A: Bossed curve-gauge Pencil Gauge A pencil gauge is sometimes more convenient than a regular marking gauge with a pin that leaves a scratched line on the workpiece.
CONSTRUCTION • Make the head high enough for the beam to clear any given obstruction, and wide enough to bear firmly on the workpiece. A narrow wedge is the traditional way of securing the beam in the head, although a machine screw tapped into the side of the head works equally well. A narrow strip of metal (sheet brass looks particularly fine) fixed to the side of the beam provides a long-lasting bearing surface for the machine screw. Whatever the height of the vertical obstruction, an equally long pencil is generally more useful than a pin.