|Project by Eric||posted 09-19-2014 07:59 PM||1846 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
Here is my new marking gauge that I made out of quartersawn Maple and Padauk. It’s hard to tell from here, but there is a slight curly figure on the Maple that I really like. I’m not sure what I am going to use to finish it, but I am leaning towards Boiled Linseed Oil.
I didn’t want to deal with threaded inserts, so I used a Padauk wedge to secure the beam when adjusting the depth of the cut
The blade will let me cut on the pull, or push stroke depending on which way the gauge is turned
There is about a 1/16” dado that holds the blade in place, and keeps it from spinning when using the marking gauge
I got the idea for this marking gauge from the ”Tool-Making Projects for Joinery and Woodworking” by Steve A. Olesin
PS – I decided to use a Finishing Paste Wax for the marking gauge. It did a great job keeping the natural color, while enhancing the grain. It also did a great job bringing out the curly figure in the Maple.