Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - DelVe Square (DelVechio Square)
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Order closing date for this WoodPeckers OneTime Tool® is July 6, 2015.
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The Swiss Army Knife of Woodworking Squares, A Compact Tool with Dozens of Functions
All This in a Pocket-Sized Square. It’s amazing how many practical uses can be packed into a square not even 4" long.
- Joinery Layout Wiz
- Gauging Tool
- Measureless Marking
- Machine Set Up
- Measurement Tool
- Angle Marking And More
Woodpeckers Delve Square was developed over the years by North Carolina woodworker Tom DelVechio. He continually improved and added more functionality to his shop-made versions until it became the patent pending design marvel it is today.
No Measurement Mortise & Tenon Layout. The DelVe Square right triangle is offset in the 3/4"-wide base with 1/4" on one side and 3/8" on the other. So in commonly used 3/4" thick stock, tenon cheeks and shoulders are marked with the stroke of a pencil. Tenon length is quickly marked using the handy holes along the measurement scale. These holes and the 3/8" base offset layout a mortise including a 1/8" rail setback. Mortise and tenon layouts couldn’t be easier or more accurate.
Fast and Precise Machine Setup. Of course, you can use the DelVe Square to set your table saw to 90° and 45°. But you can also use the base’s 3/4" width or 1/4" thickness to set the blade height. Or stand the square on its edge and use the measurement scale to make other height adjustments. You can even set your saw fence using these foolproof, fixed gauging dimensions. Many of these same features apply to your bandsaw and router table.
Router Set Up. Set up your router for depth of cut adjustments using the square’s 1/4" thick base or the 1/8" thick right triangle. Simply zero-out the bit to the router base then set the router depth stop. Tedious trial and error adjustments are a thing of the past.
More and More DelVe Square Uses! The list is seemingly endless, but here are a few more:
- Scribe lines on adjoining faces of stock
- Lay out angles with the angle scale
- Use holes on measurement scale to scribe lines in 1/8" increments
- Use base to scribe lines 1/4" or 3/8" along edge of stock
- Use measurement scale to make repetitive marks
- Find center of a board by pivoting off base to an easily divisible number along measurement scale then divide by two
- Use the peephole to sight the end of a board for measuring
- Use the peephole with a VIX-BIT to drill pilot holes in the center of the edge of 3/4" stock
- Stand the DelVe Square on its base and use it as a drill guide for hand-held hole drilling.
All Woodpecker tools are machined in their shop just outside Cleveland, Ohio.
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