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Projects Contour gauges, I need a bigger one

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 31Vicky with a hemi, Feb 27, 2024.

  1. What’s the biggest they come?
    I can’t seem to find something that’s 20” something with about 12” of travel.

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  2. 34Phil
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  3. DDDenny
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    from oregon

    NASCAR maybe?
     
  4. Johnboy34
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    from Seattle,Wa


  5. Dan Timberlake
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  6. It kinda works to get close.
    then transfer to a pattern to scribe.
    Then pattern to template.
    Cheap enough.
    Wish I could get what I want once in a while
     

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  7. Great idea! I'm stealing it!:)
     
  8. Put the cardboard in a brake and bend it. Flatten it back out and that gives some friction to the sticks.
     
  9. X-cpe
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    X-cpe

    Can you cut a piece of plywood to a rough approximation of what you need (maybe 1" off) and fasten short ones in a staggered pattern on the plywood? Would only work in certain situations.

    To make your own like in Johnboy34's . For the pins look at insulation supports. They come in 15 1/2" or 23 1/2" lengths w/ a .086' dia. (Simpson Strong-Tie brand). The ends are mitered, so you may have to smooth them off. In one video the guy glued strips of felt to plates for the pins ride on.
     
  10. Johnboy34
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    For using the tiny sticks maybe a block of dense Styrofoam to poke them through?
     
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