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Marking Gauge with Folding Ruler (Customizable)

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3D model description

Turn a carpenters folding rule or metal rulers into a marking gauge / depth stop. By tightening the lever the rulers position can be fixed.

Printed in place.

Best printed flat - as designed. Supports are required only towards printing bed, but no inner support. After printing the lever might be sticky. To loosen it gently slide e.g. a flat knife along the lever.

Design updated to support thin metal rulers. Don't tighten lever too much, otherwise ruler might cut into clamp.

Customizable: For custom ruler dimensions unpack RulerMarkingGauge.scad.zip and open scad file in OpenSCAD. Adjust parameters and export STL.

Updates:
-- [2019-05-12] Support for thin metal rulers (ruler bed raised if ruler thickness < 2mm)

Have fun!


3D printing settings

The bridged parts over the ruler can usually be printed without inner support. However, for very broad rulers (>20mm) you might experiment with your printer settings. I am using printing temperatures at the lower end for fast cooling. If the bridges sag to much with your printer config you might set inner support.

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL and ZIP Folder details Close
    • RulerMarkingGauge.scad.zip
    • RulerMarkingGauge.stl
    • RulerMarkingGauge_FullFoldingRuler.stl
    • RulerMarkingGauge_MetalRuler_13x0.5mm.stl
    • RulerMarkingGauge_MetalRuler_30.6x1.7mm.stl
    • RulerMarkingGauge_MetalRuler_32.6x1.2mm.stl
    • RulerMarkingGauge_fence20x20.stl

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  • Last update: 2019-05-12 at 23:45
  • Publication date: 2019-04-15 at 11:23
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    Published to Thingiverse on: 2019-04-13 at 10:14

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