A Few Saws + Marking Gauge

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Project by ErikF posted 11-10-2014 04:25 AM 3645 views 15 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been busy prepping to end my time in the Marine Corps but have still found time for tool making. Here are a few recent saws and a marking gauge I’ve made over the past couple months. I’m pretty stoked about the marking gauge and am happy to say that it works well and features a micro-adjust.

All the tools are made from raw stock. Here are a few pictures of the process if anyone is interested.

-- Power to the people.

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#1 posted 11-10-2014 04:34 AM

Awesome looking stuff. They almost look too nice to use.

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#2 posted 11-10-2014 05:09 AM

Great looking saws. What kind of finish did you use?

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#3 posted 11-10-2014 05:19 AM

Very fine work sir.
Was/is the rising sun your mark? If so, do you brand all of your tools in one way or another?
Congrats with the end of your service as well.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#4 posted 11-10-2014 05:37 AM

You consistently amaze me. Great job, Erik

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#5 posted 11-10-2014 06:14 AM

Erik, those are some damn nice tools you made….

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#6 posted 11-10-2014 06:17 AM

Remind me to talk to you about making a much-improved version of the LV pocket marking gauge sometime.

-- I have no idea what I'm doing.

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#7 posted 11-10-2014 06:46 AM

Erik, in your last pic, is that a mortise gauge of your design, as well?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#8 posted 11-10-2014 09:08 AM

Awsome Love making stuff on CNC or bridgeport for woodworking projects. Great work.

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

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#9 posted 11-10-2014 09:35 AM

Some very beautiful work there Erik. On the one hand I greatly envy your metal working skills , but on the other hand, my wife told me I better stop making tools and start making projects! I loved the saw totes and I’m wondering what kind of wood you used for them. I wish you all the best for your coming civilian life.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 11-10-2014 11:48 AM

Looks great. You need a makers mark!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#11 posted 11-10-2014 12:03 PM

VERY nice work.
And THANKS for your service!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#12 posted 11-10-2014 01:00 PM

Nicely done! You are quite the craftsman.

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#13 posted 11-10-2014 01:10 PM

Beautiful work.

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#14 posted 11-10-2014 01:38 PM

Looks great. You need a makers mark!

- Don W


Awesome work, Erik.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#15 posted 11-10-2014 01:54 PM

Lovely work indeed! My compliments.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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