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Mahogany Marking Gauge

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Project by Quikenuff posted 05-19-2017 02:47 PM 1138 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Father had found an old mahogany lamp I had made in high school shop class, while cleaning out his garage. The lamp was made more than 25 years ago and wasn’t done very well. The glue joints had all begun to separate, the finish was flaking off and lamp head kept falling off because I didn’t drill the mounting hole deep enough.

I probably could have salvaged the lamp fixed it up and made it presentable, but I’m not very nostalgic when it comes to my projects and had no qualms about cutting it up and using the wood for something else. So, I guess you could call this a reclaimed mahogany marking gauge.

The base of the lamp had a few holes drilled into it for the lamp cord and once I cut the main body off the base, I instantly saw the makings of a marking gauge. I’m happy with results.

thanks for looking,
Quik





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Mikhandmaker

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#1 posted 05-19-2017 05:35 PM

Beautiful gauge! I love it

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SJWoodCreations

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#2 posted 05-19-2017 09:00 PM

Excellent! I really need to make one of these, did you buy some kind of kit for the hardware?

-- Sam --- Tulsa, OK

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Quikenuff

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#3 posted 05-19-2017 10:06 PM



Excellent! I really need to make one of these, did you buy some kind of kit for the hardware?

- SJWoodCreations

No, here’s what I used and where I got it. But I’m sure you can get it all from McMaster Carr.

(1) 8/32 brass threaded insert —- Lowe’s
(1) 1/4-20 brass threaded insert —- Lowe’s
(1) 8/32 3/4” long brass screw —- Lowe’s
(1) number 8 brass screw cap —- Lowe’s
(1) 1/4 – 20×3/4” brass raised thumb screw —- www.mcmaster.com
(1) 1/16×1/2×12” brass flat stock —- www.mcmaster.com
(1) 1/16×3/4×12” brass flat stock —- www.mcmaster.com

Quik

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CO_Goose

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#4 posted 05-20-2017 10:03 PM

What are you using for the blade? I can’t quite make it out under the screw and washer.

-- Just making sawdust

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Quikenuff

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#5 posted 05-21-2017 12:13 AM



What are you using for the blade? I can t quite make it out under the screw and washer.

- CO_Goose


Modified exacto knife blade. I was actually surprised how hard the metal was to shape.

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 05-22-2017 01:14 AM

Nice job Quikenuff and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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chido

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#7 posted 05-22-2017 02:32 PM

good work i like it

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