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Old-Timey Woodworking #2: Almost all you ever wanted to know about making and using marking gauges!

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 386 days ago 1986 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: FIRST EPISODE OF THE NEW HAND TOOL SHOW! Marking Knife Madness! Part 2 of Old-Timey Woodworking series Part 3: $10 saw bench and making sense of hand saws »

The second episode of our new hand tool woodworking show is all about one of the most essential tools for the old-timey woodworker: The marking gauge! In fact Stumpy applies his woodworking wit and wisdom to three types of gauges, building a marking gauge, a mortise gauge, and a cutting gauge; all three with just a few hardwood scraps and a little bench time. At the end you’ll have a deeper understanding of this critical tool, not to mention three of them to call your own!

The Old Timey Workshop is a monthly podcast produced independently of Blue Collar Woodworking. It will feature woodworking projects built with the tools and techniques of the past, while finding new ways to enjoy the workshop.

After you watch this one, visit Stumpynubs.com for more woodworking goodness!

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-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com



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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 386 days ago

Hey, I’ve got an “Old Timey” wooden mortise gauge. It was a freebie from a friend of mine. It has a fence, some brass and a thing-a-ma-jig too!!! I suppose now that you showed it’s use, I’ll need to do a project with mortises!!!

Great 2nd episode!

Do I still deserve a cold one….
If I don’t actually make anything???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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StumpyNubs

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#2 posted 386 days ago

If you didn’t make anything, you can have a warm one.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Don Johnson

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#3 posted 386 days ago

Hi Stumpy,

Great video – as usual

Regarding ‘Slipping them in’ (as per last week’s ‘viola’) I liked the barcode label peeping out on the hand-made dowel !!!

Years ago, on UK TV – in B & W – there was a programme called ‘Kaleidescope’ with a segment called Ronnie Waldman’s Puzzle Corner’. Each week Ronnie would include a ‘deliberate mistake’ and on the following week would show postcards viewers had sent in indicating that they had spotted the error. These postcards and pictures gradually became more and more elaborate – sometimes as animated cardboard pictures emphasising the mistake. Perhaps we Stumpy fans could start something similar – this week’s response could be a picture of a heavily-disguised Stumpy visiting a big box store to buy long round wooden objects!

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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StumpyNubs

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#4 posted 386 days ago

The worst part about that was after I cut it off to use I had to remove the bar code sticker. I hate trying to get those things off!

Good eye!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Don Johnson

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#5 posted 386 days ago

We use Sticky Stuff Remover in UK

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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Roger

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#6 posted 386 days ago

Very good, as always, Stumps. Did you photo-shop/copy-n-paste all those planes you have surrounding your shop walls??? LOL Looks like you’ve got a billion er so of em… Keep bringin on the vids my friend, cuz, we likes watchin em

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 386 days ago

Fast paced. Taking lessons from Tommy Mac? I’ve got one Mortising gage. Might make some more. Gonna show old timely blade sharpening?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 385 days ago

I like the double dowel mortising gauge. I’m going to have to make one of those.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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DamnYankee

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#9 posted 385 days ago

Well done. Gotta make me some.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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rhett

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#10 posted 384 days ago

I must admit, this was the first “show” of yours I have watched. Very impressive production and quite entertaining.

Comedy and woodworking are a tough mix, but I think you have the formula worked out.

Be Good
Rhett

-- http://planeandsimpleblog.wordpress.com/

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StumpyNubs

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#11 posted 384 days ago

MAN, rhett! If this is the first you’ve watched, you’ve got some catching up to do! :)

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Sandra

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#12 posted 375 days ago

Great video Stumpy. But I did notice you used ‘eh’ at least once. Are you sure you’re not Canadian??

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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