Simple Shop Made Marking Gauge from Scrap Wood

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Blog entry by WoodJediNTraining posted 10-17-2012 04:43 PM 7369 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After last weeks Project “The Dovetail Jewelry Box” A viewer prompted me to make a marking gauge, since I made reference to not having one in the shop when I was cutting the dovetails for the box. Well that is exactly what I did. Here is is an easy project to make should only take a few hours. A quick and simple Shop Made Marking Gauge using scrap wood.

Made this from some scrap oak I had in the shop.. I wasnt worried about the astetics all I care about when making shop tools and jigs is functionality… It doesnt have to be pretty, it just has to work.

Hope you guys and gals enjoy this weeks quick and simple project.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#1 posted 10-17-2012 08:15 PM

Another gr8 video, and gr8 tool for the shop. Amazing that these tool manufacturers charge for something as simple as this. Very nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 10-18-2012 01:33 AM

Great use of scrap wood

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 10-18-2012 10:26 AM

Excellent instruction for the marking gauge. War Eagle!

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#4 posted 10-18-2012 11:30 AM

Thanks guys I am happy to hear you liked this one! Roger some tools when you really look at them, you find that it is quite amazing that the manufacturers charge so much for… and Flwoodhacker… War Eagle!!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#5 posted 10-20-2012 10:02 PM

For as much as those things can cost there is never a reason why we shouldn’t make our own. It’s amazing how much we can make with the scraps we have lying around. Let’s get out there and make some stuff!

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#6 posted 10-20-2012 11:18 PM

Couldn’t have said it better myself nobuckle! “Get Building”

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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