Welcome to the Height Gauge Box page! • This box is a solid protective container for a height gauge • The concept is adaptable for housing other types of instruments • Download free plans, pictures, and instructions to make your own version of this box

This design is dedicated to the iGauging MiniMag Electronic Digital Height Gauge,
Model 35-628
. However, the plans and ideas presented here can be adapted to any similar instrument box using a large mortise as a cavity for storing and protecting the instrument.

Open Height Gauge Box with Gauge Inside


These are some of the features of the Height Gauge Box:

  • Solid
  • Sturdy
  • Protects the height gauge
  • Easy to carry: a handle makes it convenient to carry the gauge to where the work is
  • Includes a convenient mortise for carrying extra CR2032 batteries
  • Ten 3/4”-diameter by 3/16”-thick felt pads cushion the gauge
  • A post near the center of the cover, cushioned with a felt pad, holds down the body of the gauge
  • Dimensions: 8 7/8" x 13 1/4" x 2 2/8"
  • Glue: Titebond II or equivalent
  • Finish: 1 coat of amber shellac inside the mortises; 3 coats of amber shellac on all other surfaces

Some Pictures

Open Empty Height Gauge Box Viewed from Bottom
Open Empty Height Gauge Box Viewed from Top
Closed Height Gauge Box Viewed from Top
Closed Height Gauge Box Viewed from Rear

Download Free Plans, Pictures, and Instructions

The ZIP file contains all of the pictures, INSTRUCTIONS.PDF file, SketchUp design file Height_Gauge_Box_12_SKETCHUP_VERSION_8.skp, and PDF design file Height_Gauge_Box_12_SKETCHUP_VERSION_8.pdf. BE SURE TO READ THE "INSTRUCTIONS.PDF" FILE that's included in the ZIP file.

Click Here for the Downloadable ZIP file (1.52MB): Height_Gauge_Box.zip