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Project by Tony posted 2593 days ago 3189 views 16 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got bored today working on some chairs, so I decided to make this knife marking Gauge. It was inspired by some article in a magazine some time ago, FWW I think.

The wood is Mahogany, the brass plate is 3mm thick and the blade is from a scalpel. The thumb screw Lee Valley. The finish is Fiddes supreme wax.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)





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Mario

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#1 posted 2593 days ago

Very nice work. I like it. Looks like you will get many years of use from a tool like that.

-- Hope Never fails

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 2593 days ago

Very nice tool, an heirloom. Something that if taken care of will last a couple of lifetimes. jockmike.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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mot

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#3 posted 2593 days ago

Beutiful! I’ve always wanted to make one but never think about it when I have the time.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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oscorner

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#4 posted 2593 days ago

Great looking tool. Did you think of maybe routing a dado and putting a measuring tape on it to make setting it easier? Or would that even work? Just a thought, most store bought have a brass scale.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 2593 days ago

you got bored and just whipped this up???

nice!!!!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bob Babcock

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#6 posted 2593 days ago

Very nice…

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Tony

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#7 posted 2593 days ago

If I added a tape to it, I would still use a 6” steel ruler to check the dimensions.

I have been using that steel ruler for a long-long time, I do not think I would trust another method.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 2593 days ago

Good looking tool, Tony…and sharp too!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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WayneC

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#9 posted 2593 days ago

Great Tool. Guess we should line up and get our orders in.

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

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David

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#10 posted 2593 days ago

Tony -

Great looking marking tool – I bet it cuts a crisp line with a scalpel blade!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Tony

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#11 posted 2593 days ago

It produces a fantasticly thin, crisp line even in white oak. and the blades only cost about 10c each – so they can be replaced without any pain (cost).

If anybody is intrested in this little gem, I can try and find the article information, or even produce a set of instructions.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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PanamaJack

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#12 posted 2593 days ago

Coooool Tool Tony!

Great craftsmanship. Brass end is made so that you can change “Scalpels” every so often?

Can you post the instructions. Or email them to me? Do not want any copyright problems here.

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

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Aubster

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#13 posted 2593 days ago

Very nice. I wanted to build one, but I could not find the brass parts, so I bought one for Rocklers. I think I would have been more satified if I had built it myself.

Good Job!

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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Sawdust2

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#14 posted 2593 days ago

So what kind of Finnish is that?

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Tony

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#15 posted 2593 days ago

The Finnish Finish is my favorite Finnish Finish – from Wales

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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