|Project by woodcox||posted 03-13-2017 10:23 PM||1057 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
This was my submission for the winter 2017 tool swap that went to Lj jeffswildwood. I decided on the panel gauge because I needed one and hoped someone did too. I took a lot of good ideas and features from traditional and new designs and made a really nice to use tool. I chose the classic Stanley No. 85 head profile in Ambrosia maple and turned and threaded the beam screw to match. I made the hickory beam to lock in its V shaped mortise to eliminate any racking at length. A simple spear point exacto blade on one end and a threaded hole for a common pencil on the other. I also made a pencil threader to accompany the gauge. I am very happy with how it came together and it works beautifully. I made templates and there will be another for myself soon! I really hope Jeff will find it a joy to use and own. As a bonus, I turned a marking Scrawl in black and white ebony using a kit from Blackburn Tools. I love and reach for mine constantly. I threw in a Goodell-Pratt reproduction No. 93 brass hammer in rosewood I made a run of last year. Thank you for looking. Some build pics.
-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.