Marking Gauges

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Project by PPK posted 03-18-2016 08:11 PM 868 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To change things up a bit from making projects, I made a couple of tools. A cutting gauge and a mortising gauge. I used hickory and bloodwood hardwood scraps for both items. 1/4” square brass rod and 1/8” round rod for the brass parts. The blade on the cutting gauge is just a little scrap of angle iron I cut out and sharpened up on my disk sander. I could have used brass thumbscrews, but saved about $20 (seriously) and just went with plain old zinc covered steel. They both work great!
I spent probably $25 for the materials.
Finish is just some wiped on boiled linseed oil.

-- Pete

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#1 posted 03-19-2016 12:18 AM

very nice! they should serve you well!

-- I do this for fun.

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#2 posted 03-19-2016 06:47 AM

Looks Great Hope you don’t mind but I might have to steal this Idea !

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#3 posted 03-19-2016 04:06 PM

“Steal” away! I stole ideas by looking at other people’s gauges, and took the aspects that I liked. (This is pretty much how I build everything)

-- Pete

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#4 posted 03-20-2016 02:15 AM

Nice work, I have been toying with the idea to make some for a few weeks.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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