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Marking Gauge #3: some progress

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Blog entry by harum posted 08-01-2014 05:19 PM 1777 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: wear strips Part 3 of Marking Gauge series Part 4: cut the fence to shape »

Haven’t had much time lately for my marking gauge: our neighbor pulled out of her garage on her SUV without … opening the garage door. Fixing the door has taken more than I thought it would.

Epoxied brass wear strip, the fence and put in the threaded insert. Instead of the suggested 3/8” hole for the insert I had to make it a bit wider than 7/16”—the rosewood’s really hard. Found a brass bolt to be sacrificed for two shoes.

The knurled screws from Rockler are of really poor quality: they are covered with burrs, dents and scratches, loose in the insert and the color is off. The color is bright yellow instead of pale yellow with a reddish tint. Is this 360 brass? Considering the price, next time, I will get my knurled screws somewhere else…

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."



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