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1-2-3 block to height gauge "Transformer"

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Heli00, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Heli00


    Oct 19, 2017

    I'm too new to really be of any help to the community, but I came up with this since ordering a height gauge was going to take a little longer, not to mention why not temporarily or indefinitely repurpose/double duty other things and save some money.

    I've seen Nick Wheeler using a height gauge in order to scribe the centerline of the handle along the blade line, relative to the ricasso. Thank you @NickWheeler, very handy!

    So I was looking around in my "shop" to figure out a way to recreate that with what I had on hand.

    I hope this will help someone else while in a pinch.


    And I rounded off the screws to make it easy to adjust it on the granite surface and also glide easily.


    Wilfred17, Ken H>, E.Carlson and 7 others like this.
  2. Heli00


    Oct 19, 2017
    Oh , I forgot.
    And if you find that the two height adjusting screws are moving too much/easily , put a little blue thread lock on them or teflon tape.

    Kali4nia likes this.
  3. Kali4nia


    Aug 12, 2015
    :thumbsup:Very simple elegant solution
  4. Heli00


    Oct 19, 2017
    Thank you, Sir!
  5. Salem Straub

    Salem Straub KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 20, 2008
    That's genius! I like the way you think.
  6. bjansen


    Feb 4, 2013
    Excellent post. Thanks
  7. Volkert Forge

    Volkert Forge KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 25, 2018
    That's awesome!!
  8. Heli00


    Oct 19, 2017
    Thank you guys, glad to give back something to this comunity, since I’m taking so much.
  9. jll346

    jll346 Knife maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2006
    Very creative. Nice job

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