|Project by Lumberpunk||posted 07-09-2014 07:06 AM||1767 views||30 times favorited||6 comments|
This is my version of the 3 in 1 marking gauge from Shopnotes #130.
The lighter wood is a broad leaf maple offcut from an old butcher block that needed to fit through the planer. The knobs and fence are from a Kauri tree from NZ that was in a swamp for 45,000 years, incredible wood and the pics don’t do it justice at all.
The gauge is based around my shop made t-track (you can see my review of the veritas router bit I used here: http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/3935 ) the fence and other accessories ride on the t-track and lock down using shop made knobs that were drilled out with a hole saw on the drill press and smoothed on the drill press lathe.
The gauge can function as a panel marking gauge (pics 1 and 2), a story stick (pics 3 and 4) and a compass (below).
The story stick markers have v-notches filed in the edge to guide a pencil or blade.
Here it is drawing an arc (kinda hard to see I know)
Liking this one a lot, if looked after it will outlast me I’m sure.
Thanks for looking.