Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sightline Rule Refined

I've been all over the map lately, but I am home now for a few months and am excited for all of the new stuff that I have to show. First, I'd like to share the sightline square that Steve First made for me (us) at Kelly Mehlers. It's a beautifully accurate way of creating the sightlines and discovering the drilling angles for laying out legs mortises etc...
He made to versions, a large legal version and one that fits on normal sized paper that requires a bit of cut and pasting but works just the same.
Here are the PDFs (actually JPEGS)

I've also made this video to explain the use of this tool and a bit about rake and splay.

You'll also notice, in the upper right column, that you can subscribe now via email to the blog so that you'll be notified when I post new content! Doesn't life just keep getting easier :)


Tico Vogt said...

The longer I wait to actually do this rake and splay stuff, the easier you will have made it for me!

Jack Mc said...

Jack McA in Va
great tool and very helpful explaination ... Good on you, Mate.

Patrick Tipton said...

Thanks for all the hard work and thinking that went into making something that is complex into something pretty easy.

Well played Sir!

Rich said...

Elegant simplicity...well done, Buddy.

Peter Galbert said...

Thanks everyone!! I hope it comes in handy.

Bern said...

Really great, Pete. Maple syrup must be fantastic brain food!

Anonymous said...

Pete - what is the best way to print this out. Seems to small when printing. Thanks for the info

Peter Galbert said...

Try right clicking on the image and save it to the desktop, then print it from there! Good luck!

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