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Panel Gauge With Brass Inlay

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Project by James Wright posted 12-29-2016 09:43 PM 1015 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A panel gauge is like a marking gauge but bigger, and Bigger is always Better. This is a hand tool that can be in any shop. it will allow you to quickly make a mark parallel to an edge much like a marking gauge but much deeper into the board then a marking gauge can ever reach.

This one is Made with Curly White Oak and a Brass rod Weare Strip. It was made with all hand tools.

Here is the build video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRZZwdIhYOw

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright





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swirt

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#1 posted 12-30-2016 02:32 AM

The brass rod is a nice touch James.

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#2 posted 12-30-2016 03:51 AM

Looks great, have just watched your video before seeing this. Definately on my todo list

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#3 posted 12-30-2016 03:53 AM



The brass rod is a nice touch James.

- swirt


Thanks! I am looking forward to the Brass thumb screw coming in too. the steel one is just not as nice.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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#4 posted 12-30-2016 03:54 AM



Looks great, have just watched your video before seeing this. Definately on my todo list

- Tugboater78

Thanks! that list keeps getting longer and longer! LOL

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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#5 posted 01-02-2017 09:32 AM

Nicely done. But I wonder… if I have a table saw, would panel gauge be of any use for me? Maybe I don’t really understand what it’s used for.

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#6 posted 01-02-2017 02:09 PM



Nicely done. But I wonder… if I have a table saw, would panel gauge be of any use for me? Maybe I don t really understand what it s used for.

- DrTebi


A lot of power tool people make them with a pencil and use them for plywood lay out. also if you are doing freehand work at the band saw they can be useful there too.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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#7 posted 01-03-2017 01:14 AM



A lot of power tool people make them with a pencil and use them for plywood lay out. also if you are doing freehand work at the band saw they can be useful there too.

- James Wright


Of course, for the bandsaw it would be very useful. For plywood layout I just make two marks, and then set down my DIY track…

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