|Project by Brendon||posted 07-16-2015 05:53 AM||1938 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
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.
-- Brendon, Ireland