|Project by kaerlighedsbamsen||posted 08-25-2015 12:22 PM||2135 views||6 times favorited||19 comments|
Stumbled across this interesting design and thought i would try making one to test it out and share my findings here.
The wedge at the top locks all parts together and it is impossible to move the arms once locked. Base 32×32mm and arms 12×12mm. Ash, hardened nails for concrete and bees wax polish.
A few weeks ago I bought a box full of nice old planes. Gave the whole bunch a brief touch up and a little oil. Especially the rebate plane and dovetail planes in the center turned out nice. German origin and made from horbeam. The clamps in the background is the type Krenov advocates in his books.
The seller was a recent buyer of a house where the planes had ben sitting in the basement and knew nothing about them.
In the box were also some bits and piezes including this rather sad looking thing. Obviously a crude, homemade marking gauge. Thought “Hmm – junk” and threw it in the forewood bin.
Then the next day i stumbled across this picture form a antique store selling an old tooll cabinet full of old, Scandinavian tools. Nice stuff. Ran and digged the thing out of the firewood again. Called the antique store but they had sold the cabinet years ago and did not know what happened to it or where it came from.
A crop of above picture. Obviously the same design! Newer seen this type before.
An extencive image search on Google revealed exactly one marking gauge of similar design. The souce is a interior design centered blog and they knew nothing of the origin either. Bummer.
Drew up a sketch and went woodworking. This is an earlyer sketch that has the wedge at the bottom like the one i found. Changed that later to the top position like the one in the images in order not to get the wedge in the way.
Readers in the US will perhaps note that this is ISO projection (First Angle)
And there you have it. Woks great and the cross-movement lock means that the parts do not move when being locked.
I have no idea where the design comes from other than that is has been used in Denmark. Please, if you have any information on this design do share it!
Hope you found this as interesting as i did.
Let me know if there are comments or questions!
-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda