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    Height gage probe

    One of the most useful additions to my height gages is also one of the simplest. A long rod on a cut-to-size bar that replaces the supplied scriber allows me to make measurements down in holes and cavities that can't be reached by the supplied scriber.

    If you make this, think about adding holes/setscrews/whatever to the bar so it can be used to mount a DTI to serve as a "repeatable touch" sensor when making precision comparisons, etc.. I haven't done it because I have other, previously-made, fittings to handle that.

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    Last edited by mklotz; Jul 8, 2017 at 08:52 AM.
    Regards, Marv

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    kbalch (Sep 14, 2015), Paul Jones (Sep 14, 2015), PJs (Sep 16, 2015), scottdase (Dec 25, 2015)

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    Thanks Marv! I've added your Height Gauge Probe to our Height and Depth Gauges category, as well as to your builder page: mklotz's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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    Marv, I wanted to make something like this and can now follow your example, thanks Paul

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