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Project by Garageworkshop1 posted 07-26-2015 08:27 PM 1783 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In this video I make a marking gauge from a 10mm steel rod, a 30mm steel hex bar, 5mm thick brass, some screws and a washer.

For the cutting part of the marking gauge I used a normal washer that I’ve attached to a blot with two nuts and chucked it in a drill to sharpen it on a grinder. I then used stone to do the final sharpening. For the glue up I’ve just used regular 5 minute two part epoxy.

Build video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CydjPfqbNiU





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 07-26-2015 09:14 PM

Very nice, great looking marking gauge. Ingenious solution to selecting components.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Garageworkshop1

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#2 posted 07-26-2015 10:43 PM

Thanks a lot!

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#3 posted 07-26-2015 11:02 PM

Fantastic job. I’ve always been partial to my old wooden marking gauge, until I saw this one. Everything looks better with some brass. Yours looks awesome, and like it would be easy to handle, and would work well. Great vid and tool . Thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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Garageworkshop1

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#4 posted 07-26-2015 11:16 PM

Thank you very much. I like wooden marking gauges also and would like to make a panel gauge in the future however I prefer metal ones. And I agree that everything looks better with some brass.

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 07-26-2015 11:43 PM

Pretty fancy! I would grind a flat on one side of the big brass wheel. I got really tired of mine rolling off the bench!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Garageworkshop1

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#6 posted 07-27-2015 06:41 AM

I thought about that and I just might do it. Thanks for the feedback.

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#7 posted 07-27-2015 11:45 AM

Very well designed and built

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Garageworkshop1

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#8 posted 07-27-2015 11:52 AM

Thank you!

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