Marking Guage

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Project by VTWoody posted 2663 days ago 3366 views 22 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this marking guage with the scraps from the hammer project, so again, Ash and Purpleheart. The metal is Aluminum which I brushed with my orbital sander. This has the same grain rasier and then poly. It can use an Xacto blade or length of drafting lead.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 2663 days ago

Neat looking Gage. I see you like making tools.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 2662 days ago

WOW! You could sell these. Nice work.


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#3 posted 2662 days ago

Very impressive VT. I really like seeing scraps used this way. Terrific piece and thanks for sharing.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#4 posted 2662 days ago

Nicely done! I’ve been wanting to make one of those…something else on my list of things to make.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 2662 days ago

This is great work on this tool you made. I may have to try one.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 2662 days ago

Great job VT. Another of those tools I’ve collected plans for but never built.

Thanks for showing it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#7 posted 2662 days ago

Really nice work, good use of your scraps.

-- Nicky

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#8 posted 2660 days ago

I just refurbished an old marking gauge, however, it does’nt look quite that good, not nearly. mike

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#9 posted 2649 days ago

Were you working from plans or is this of your own design. It is a wonderful tool.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 2648 days ago

The plans came from last year’s Better Homes and Gardens annual woodworking thing on shop storage and tools. BH&G is the publisher of one of the popular woodworking magazines, I just can’t think which one it is off the top of my head.

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#11 posted 2497 days ago

Great looking marking gauge. I like the look. Very nice craftsmanship.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#12 posted 2385 days ago

Nice marking gauge.

-- Jiri

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#13 posted 2385 days ago

Nicely done!

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#14 posted 2335 days ago

Hi VTWoody,
That looks great. I love the contrast with the different woods and the aluminum. I just posted a slicing gauge that I made but I would love to try this one. I will have to search out those plans. Nice job.

-- Joe, Indiana,

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#15 posted 1744 days ago

It looks great! Does it work well?

-- Tony

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