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Project by lateralus819 posted 04-22-2014 08:37 PM 1633 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanted a quick project to do. Finished this 7 inch marking gauge. Went through it 3 times cause of various mess ups. Switched from a threaded to a push in insert. Also, I need proper wood screw countersinks. Made from figured sapele and maple. Finished with just beeswax, sanded to 1500.i first sanded to 220 then apply the wax to the 1500,makes it super slick to the touch. Enjoy.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 04-22-2014 08:51 PM

Looks good.

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#2 posted 04-22-2014 08:57 PM

threaded insert ?? You mean like a brass threaded insert to capture the screw for the slide?

Very nice . I saw this from someone else here same design. I like it a lot.

One of he best ways to do a threaded or push in insert is to use your drill press to guide it and feed it in.
take the belt off , put a bolt in with the head cutoff and a second nut to lock the brass insert. rotate the drill by hand while putting pressure on the quill. If the wood is real tough, use wax on the outer threads. For this I might have just used a tap, and tapped the wood. Some hardwood taps nicely, just clean out the threads regularly, and wax the tap..

How did you mount the brass rub plate? It looks like I see the outline of pins, but I can’t be sure.

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 04-22-2014 08:58 PM

Well done!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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lateralus819

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#4 posted 04-22-2014 09:11 PM

Thanks guys.

Jeff- I did use a bolt and a lock nut to put it in, but it went in crooked, and couldn’t get it out. Not a big deal. I would have tapped it, but i don’t own any, and didn’t see a need to buy em.

I used screws, and filed the heads off. Wanted the slots filed off, but wasn’t sure how much i had left. Not a big deal, it’s a shop tool ;). I used a nail for the scribe, fastest and easiest solution. Works really well. Gonna make 1 more.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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lateralus819

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#5 posted 04-22-2014 09:11 PM

Should note, it is based off bridge citys gauge.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#6 posted 04-22-2014 10:06 PM

I did enjoy it looks great.

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woodchuckerNJ

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#7 posted 04-22-2014 10:06 PM

Well you did a great job on getting rid of the heads. It disappears.

The crooked entry is what the drill press resolves.

Again, nice work.

-- Jeff NJ

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lateralus819

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#8 posted 04-22-2014 11:06 PM

Yes, I had thought of it cause I ha d an extra insert. But didn’t wanna mess it up and have to make another head, so I opted for a press in stile. I like them better.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#9 posted 04-22-2014 11:41 PM

That looks great! Love that sapele.

-- Your failures do not take away your possibilities.

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#10 posted 04-22-2014 11:59 PM

Thanks again Tim for the wood!! Thinking about a mallet and a t bevel next.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#11 posted 04-23-2014 10:11 AM

What a great looking tool. A real beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 04-23-2014 12:47 PM

wow, that is some beautiful wood, it turned out wonderful, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#13 posted 04-23-2014 01:06 PM

Yes. Luckily i have some more. WolfDaddy^ sent it to me out of the kindness of his heart, great guy!

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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#14 posted 04-23-2014 02:21 PM

Lat, excellent tool! I’ve been looking for a marking to fix up but no luck yet. Maybe I should just make one!

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#15 posted 04-23-2014 02:55 PM

By all means , try it. Doesn’t cost much, and it’s fun.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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