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Plank gauge

06-26-2013 11:37 PM by Boatman53 | 13 comments »

Participating in the marking gauge swap has been a lot of fun and has pushed me to keep making more costom/specialized tools. This tool has been on my to do list for a long time and I sure wish I had made it a long time ago. Often times special making gates are quickly made from plywood or whatever for a one time job and then tossed so it was hard at first to take the longer time to build this but it is worth the effort if you have a boat project in front of you. I found the inspiration in an old issue of Yachting magazine December 1941, Ham DeFontaine did an article called “gadget and gilhickies”. Among the gems was this planking gauge. Using that information I put one...

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