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Chantel_TX
Tool used in recent episode of TOH?

I was watching an episode on TV (may have been a rerun) and they were repairing a porch rail. They used a hinged metal tool (like two rulers connected with a nut and bolt) to "measure" an angle. Then, they locked the tool in the fixed position of that angle and laid it on the miter saw. Then, they swung the arm of the miter saw over to the edge of the tool so that the angle on the saw was the same as the angle the tool. I don't think they read a measurement or setting on the tool or the saw - they simply used the tool in its fixed position to position the miter saw arm at the same angle. Does anyone know what exact tool that was. It was substantial enough that they just swung the saw arm over and butted it up against the tool. Also, I think they may have tightened a screw or something to hold the two pieces in a fixed position at the correct angel. Thanks in advance. Chantel

kentvw
Re: Tool used in recent episode of TOH?

A bevel square?

If so they are available where ever wood working tools are sold.

havanagranite
Re: Tool used in recent episode of TOH?

I'm assuming you are talking about a sliding bevel like these shown in this link

http://www.mikestools.com/sliding-bevel-gauges_1042.aspx

kentvw
Re: Tool used in recent episode of TOH?

Ah ha! Sliding bevel is a better term than bevel square, I'll give you that there Havana............ But my picture is more cool than your link.........:D

Chantel_TX
Re: Tool used in recent episode of TOH?

It might have been, but I think it looked more like this:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_hi/002-4414488-1794410?url=search-alias%3Dtools&field-keywords=swanson

OR this:

http://www.amazon.com/Starrett-505A-7-ProSite-Protractor/dp/B000B8N0SU

But not exactly like either of those - I thought it was brass. I just don't remember the sliding part like ones you linked to. :confused:

canuk
Re: Tool used in recent episode of TOH?

Hmmmm ..... havanagranite & kentvw .... I"ve always known them to be a Sliding T-Bevel square.;) :D

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/infoaboutsquares

kentvw
Re: Tool used in recent episode of TOH?
canuk wrote:

Hmmmm ..... havanagranite & kentvw .... I"ve always known them to be a Sliding T-Bevel square.;) :D

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/infoaboutsquares

Ah c'mon, you Canuks have all kinds of weird terms.......:p :D

That's probably a Canadian woodworkers site.....:D

Chantel_TX
Re: Tool used in recent episode of TOH?

You won't believe this, but I posted this same question on my scrapbooking message board (Non Scrapbooking Related Forum) and someone posted this link!

http://www.bobvila.com/HowTo_Library/The_Bevel_Gauge-Hand_Tools-A2043.html

Interesting article. He even talks about the wood and brass version (probably what I saw them use on the show). He lumps this all together as "The Bevel Guage" - sounds like there are a lot of versions out there that will do the job.

Thanks for the suggestions.

kentvw
Re: Tool used in recent episode of TOH?

Yup Chantel,

I'm pretty sure that they had some version of an adjustable bevel......er square, guage, you name it and I hope you don't mind that I have been goofing around with other members on your thread.

These are no recent invention by any stretch. I have one that belonged to my grand father and instead of tightening by a wing nut at the pivot point it tightens by a thumb screw on the end of the body. It works great and is probably 100 years old.

havanagranite
Re: Tool used in recent episode of TOH?
kentvw wrote:

Ah c'mon, you Canuks have all kinds of weird terms.......:p :D

That's probably a Canadian woodworkers site.....:D

kent you notice you beat me by 2 stinking minutes. you know them canadians always gotta take something simple and make it complicated.

how do you spell canada?

c ahy n ahy d ahy

kentvw
Re: Tool used in recent episode of TOH?
havanagranite wrote:

how do you spell canada?

c ahy n ahy d ahy

OOOOHHHHH! Yhhhaaa! fer sure, Yhhhaaa, fer sure Yhhaaa you betchayha I know. :D

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