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    Yet another Lathe tool height gauge

    Hi !
    Back on stage,
    I noticed along the past few months that there was a kind of contest about making a lathe tool height gauge.
    So here is my proposition :

    It is simply made with a round piece of mild steel, with a groove precisely located so that the top of the groove is exactly at the center height.
    The special feature I added is a neodymium magnet screwed at the bottom end, which provides a solid bond to the cross slide surface, still allowing for an easy sliding lateral motion :

    Should have done that earlier ...

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    Thanks Christophe Mineau! We've added your Lathe Height Gauge to our Lathe Accessories category,
    as well as to your builder page: Christophe Mineau's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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