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Idea for new carving bar - stop controls depth.

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Simple idea - but how about if you had a carving bar with holes drilled - and then you could screw a stop or similar and this way it would control the depth of cut - carvers do you think this would be handy?

 

 

 

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Would be handy when I'm plunge cutting furniture joints rather than sharpie marks up the bar

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Hi Rob,

 

Looks like it may work, don't know much about carving other than what I have watched,

 

How about cutting a slot in the bar then having a bolt with two washers so you can slide up & down the bar?

 

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Limited uses I would think Rob. The fiddling around changing the stop constantly would soon get tiring. I'd then just be using the series of holes as a guide.

Markings on the bar that were not painted and wouldn't wear off would be a better idea, but more consistent measurements than on the Stihl bars.

 

25mm (1") would be good :)

 

Edit: Just seen your pic has 1" centres!

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Thanks for comments/feedback... so even without the bolt in there the drill holes could give an idea of depth?

 

Like the idea of a long slot as well....

 

 

 

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... so even without the bolt in there the drill holes could give an idea of depth?

 

 

 

 

 

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Yes, and they wouldn't need to be as big as those in the image.

 

I normally use the writing on the bar as a guide, but once it's worn off it's all guesswork. (It's mostly guesswork anyway!!! ;) ;) )

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Interesting idea Rob, why not machine a slot instead then you have infinite adjustment, could be ideal for oak frame work and the like, possibly have some rollers instead of the bare bolt..

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I use a G-clamp for that, but only when it really matters or when I have a lot of cuts the same depth as it's added hassle.

Little nicks with a 1mm disc at 20mm intervals for measuring.

 

It would be better than a G if you could move it with some sort of quick-release, so it would take no time to adjust/remove.

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