Shop Made Panel Gauge

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Project by Timmy2Hands posted 03-23-2016 04:58 PM 596 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I love my Veritas mortise gauge and I have a couple other marking gauges, but I didn’t have one that could reach across a 10” board. Last night I took some scraps and knocked together a wedge style panel gauge.
I used hard maple for the fence, sapele for the beam, and walnut for the wedge. I used a large sewing needle for the pin.
The fence is 6” wide and 3” tall from 3/4” stock.
The beam has a 12” reach from the fence to the pin.
Do not try and cut a sewing needle, score it with a file first, then snap it off.

-- Tim

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#1 posted 03-27-2016 05:48 AM

Nice work Tim.!

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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