Gauge prevents planing problems
Anyone who has planed down stock to different thicknesses knows the frustration of planing material too thin. To prevent this, I created an accurate thickness gauge by routing and labeling 1⁄4 ", 3⁄8 ", 1⁄2 ", 5⁄8 ", and 3⁄4 " notches in a piece of plywood. It's proved to be faster and more accurate than a ruler.
—Mark Liska, Manitowoc, Wis.