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Project by Brendon posted 07-16-2015 05:53 AM 1979 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi everyone,
Here’s a pic of a nice little cutting gauge I made recently from Cocobolo and brass.
It’s primary purpose is cutting dovetail baselines (i.e. across the grain work) which
it does extremely well.
I made all the parts, including the knurled thumb screw and threaded insert
that takes the thumb screw. The only parts I did not make were the blade
which is a snap-off utility knife blade , so easily replaced, and the two
allen-head nuts that tighten the blade-retention plate.

This was a nice project to undertake; so much so that I am making a few more
similar gauges in different woods. Amazon Rosewood and Purpleheart are coming up next,
so keep in touch.
B

-- Brendon, Ireland





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 07-16-2015 12:22 PM

Nicely done.
Should serve you well, for years to come….
Then it will be passed down for generations to come!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Redoak49

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#2 posted 07-16-2015 12:25 PM

Very impressive looking and looks like it will work very well.

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RogerBean

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#3 posted 07-16-2015 01:33 PM

Nice.
Roger

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

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Tim

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#4 posted 07-16-2015 07:48 PM

Very nice. Knurling on a lathe I assume, but what other equipment do you have to do the metalworking on?

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Brendon

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#5 posted 07-16-2015 08:14 PM



Very nice. Knurling on a lathe I assume, but what other equipment do you have to do the metalworking on?

- Tim

Hi Tim,
Thanks for the comment.
I have a small milling machine and a lathe. After that it’s woodworking tools.
Brendon

-- Brendon, Ireland

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madts

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#6 posted 07-16-2015 10:53 PM

Very attractive I must say. But then again how can you go wrong with a dark wood and brass/copper.
Well done

Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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icemanhank

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#7 posted 07-17-2015 05:53 AM

Really nice work mate.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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