Stair Tread & Shelf Gauge - OneTime Tool
Things can turn ugly when a woodworker has to turn into a remodeler. Woodworkers love square. We strive for it, we obsess over it, and for the most part, we achieve it. Many builders, on the other hand, treat it like horseshoes…you still get points if you get close. So, when woodworkers have to put shelves in an existing space, they’re going to naturally assume the structure is square -- and lose their minds just a little bit when it’s not. Relax, take a step back, accept reality and prepare for it.
Woodpeckers newest OneTIME Tool, the Stair Tread & Shelf Gauge, instantly creates a template for any captured panel, compensating for angle error on the ends and giving you perfect length without measuring.
The Stair Tread and & Shelf Gauge starts with the two adjustable bevel ends. They swing in or out to match the angle of the adjacent wall. The versatility of this new tool comes from how the ends join the beam. By using the familiar Dual-Purpose Track and their proven connector bars, you can add beam sections as needed. You can use the same tool to make templates for shelves as short as 17" and up to 64".
One end has a sliding connector with a clamping knob (you can put it on whichever end you prefer). This lets you adjust the length of the gauge right into perfect position. Slide the beam out until both ends are against the walls, adjust the two ends to match the wall angle, lock three knobs and you have your perfect instant template.
This new tool really shines on the next step, transferring the template to your stock. While other commercial jigs and all the homemade designs expect you to align the jig to the edge of your stock by feel, the Stair Tread & Shelf Gauge has two stops that flip over to give you a perfect reference for the edge. Now, simply mark your ends and make your cuts. The shelf, tread, or riser will drop right in perfectly.
The adjustable bevel ends of the Stair Tread & Shelf Gauge are machined from high quality aluminum on our CNC milling centers and clear anodized for protection and to reduce friction. The extruded beam sections are also anodized, but in the familiar “Woodpeckers Red” color.
The Stair Tread & Shelf Gauge comes complete with (4) 12" sections of beam, (1) 6" section of beam, two adjustable bevel ends, two edge flip-stops and all the necessary connector bars and knobs. You have your choice of a Woodpeckers molded plastic case or a Systainer. Both case options include custom-fit foam liners to keep your Stair Tread & Shelf Gauge protected while it’s off duty.
Like all Woodpeckers OneTime Tools, the Stair Tread & Shelf Gauge is only made to order, precisely machined and carefully inspected in Woodpeckers Strongsville, Ohio factory.
The deadline to order yours is Monday, July 1, 2019. Once orders are filled, these tools will be retired from the Woodpeckers product line. Delivery is scheduled for October, 2019.