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Quik and consistant Reveals

comments (2) February 3rd, 2010 in Blogs, Project Gallery
DougDM DougDM, member

A simple to make guide for marking you're reveals.

Start with a 3" x 4" x 3/4" or 5/4" hardwood block, route or dado a 1/8" x 1/8" rabbit around the perimeter of one side of the block, on the other side do the same but with a 3/16" x 3/16" rabbit, mark the rabbit size on the opposite side of the block so when you use it you can easily see what size you're using, do the same on another block using a 1/4"x1/4"  & 3/8"x 3/8" rabbit,  this block I suggest using 5/4" thick. Once done, run the block up a door or window jamb while marking you're reveal. Adjust sizes to you're needs...

Hope you find it as useful as I do.

I tried making it bigger for you to see more clearly, but there are limitations with posting. If you want a more clear picture, contact me.


Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Douglas D. Michel
posted in: Blogs, Project Gallery, Reveals, marking jig
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Comments (2)

TheTimberTailor TheTimberTailor writes: Doug,

Just to follow up, I made a set of reveal blocks using your idea. While I was at it I made 3 blocks:

1/8 and 1/4
3/16 and 3/8
5/16 and 1/2

figuring they should cover all the bases (well, except for 7/16). I drilled two 1" holes in each for easier handling. I'll attach a picture of the blocks if I can figure out how.

Posted: 3:02 pm on May 7th

TheTimberTailor TheTimberTailor writes: Great idea, Doug! I'm makin' a set of these next time I'm working in the shop... finally, a purpose for those walnut cut-offs that were much to nice to just throw in the wood stove.


The Timber Tailor
Posted: 11:51 pm on March 17th

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