Slide 9: Bevel Gauge

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Though the bevel gauge is a near relation of the square, its purpose is to help fabricate pieces that are not square. The tool consists of a handle (or stock) with an attached tongue (or blade). The tongue fits into a groove cut into the head of the stock, where it’s fastened with a locking mechanism. To match an existing angle, place the stock on your workpiece, set the gauge to the appropriate angle, then simply move the bevel gauge onto the stock from which you’ll be making the companion piece.


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