I’ve become enamoured of this Lee Valley panel gauge, based on a Stanley No. 84 slitting gauge. But rather than buy one, I’d like to make one, perhaps more like the Stanley than the Lee Valley albeit with a cutting wheel rather than any sort of knife or point.
It would all be easy enough to make apart from the cutting wheel part. Where to get a suitable cutting disc of just under 1″ diameter with a single bevel? I can find plenty of tile cutting wheel cutters of the right size but they all have a double bevel of too steep an angle, as they’re meant for just scoring a surface line, not cutting or slitting wood.
Can anyone point me at a suitable cutting wheel? The Lee Valley spare would be OK except that it has splines on the inside bore, presumably to suit a matching arbor on their panel gauge arm end. ……….
Ideally I’d like something that’s available in the UK or Europe, as buying from the USA or Canada means high postage costs, 20% added to the price (and postage) for sales tax, another 6% on top of that for customs import duty and a £12 carrier charge for processing the sales tax and customs fee paperwork!
Lataxe, bitten by the tool-making bug.