|Project by Dalbergian||posted 09-21-2009 03:00 PM||2747 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
Hi fellow wood worriers,
Here’s a marking gauge I made 5 years ago.The main body is Cocobolo,the fence is 3mm Brass which is secured in place using CA & an African Blackwood stepped plug.The screw is an M6 nut & bolt,the nut roughly rounded on the grinder & left rough so as to provide a key for the CA which holds it in place.There is a small inlay of bone to cover the ugly nut.The bolt is a round faintly,knurled Allen head so didn’t require the grinder treatment.It is encased in the ever present African Blackwood,Osage Orange & Trustone Turquoise using CA(honestly,I would be lost without that noxious,superfast,gap filling,fingertip hardening adhesive!!!).The cutting wheel is actually made from the hanging hole of an old,buckled steel ruler.I figured that since it was made of spring steel it would hold a decent edge & I was right,it’s only needed resharpening twice in 5 years!It’s held in place with an M6,rounded nut screwed to a 6mm diameter,stainless steel shaft that has been threaded 4mm at one end.A tiny drip of CA locks it in place.
The whole thing probably took about 2-3 hours but I’m making a bigger version now which I should have finished in under 2 hours,I don’t seem to be getting better at certain things I do but I am definitely getting faster.
Thanks for reading
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