Keyway Keys Guarantee Accuracy
Learn an old machinist's secret to verify the accuracy of your work.
When checking the depth of a dado or preparing your bandsaw fence for resawing, using a tape measure or metal scale can be clumsy at best. For less than $10 however, you can outfit yourself with an entire set of incredibly precise measurement tools that fit in the palm of your hand.
Keyway keys, more common to the machine shop than the workshop, are manufactured to extremely tight tolerances and are an easy way to verify the accuracy of a variety of common measurements.
More on FineWoodworking.com:
- Story Stick for Accurate, Repeatable Cuts – Use a story stick to accurately repeat cuts and map out joinery for an entire project on one piece of wood. Measure once and cut 100 times!
- Router Jig for Perfectly Aligned Dadoes – Two surefire ways to transfer the offset from router base to workpiece without measuring
- Router Depth Stops Demystified – Low-tech plunge-router trick to avoid dials, knobs, and turret systems
- Scrap Kit for Quick and Easy Measurements – Shopmade tool for setting router and tablesaw cuts without a ruler