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Fibonacci gauge made of figured maple and cased in brass. I wanted a high polish on the brass but I figured out it is near impossible to do without getting brass swarf embedded in the maple. The plates were already pinned in place so I couldn’t do anything about it. If I ever do it it again I’ll polish then pin the plate. I’ll just have to pein them on and leave the pins proud like rivets and put a plastic washer in the pivot point so it doesn’t hit the plate across from it.

Finished with BLO and wax.

Narrow marking knife in walnut and brass with hss blade. Man, hss is a pain to work :) I wish I could’ve spent more time on it but it is what it is.

Note to self: for the next swap, don’t wait til the last minute :)

Buckbuster31 was my swap recipient and I hope he can get some good use out of them.

Thanks

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 07-24-2017 12:54 AM

Those look really great, love the brass on the gauge. What is a Fibonacci gauge used for?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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jbee

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#2 posted 07-24-2017 12:55 AM

Nice looking tools!

The figured maple looks really good for the Fibonacci gauge.

Even if HSS is a pain to work, the marking knife is pretty!

-- Life is good! Make the most of it.

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TheFridge

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#3 posted 07-24-2017 01:04 AM

Thanks

Bob, It has a 1:1.618 ratio at all times. Comes in handy when using the golden rule for drawing up and laying out.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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KelleyCrafts

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#4 posted 07-24-2017 03:46 AM

Looks great Fridge!!!! Glad you made it into the swap!

-- http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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TheFridge

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#5 posted 07-24-2017 03:53 AM

Thanks, One day I’ll do something that isn’t last minute :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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HokieKen

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#6 posted 07-24-2017 12:25 PM

Nice work on these Fridge. I love the brass and Maple Fibonacci gauge. Classy stuff!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 07-24-2017 12:44 PM

You did a nice job on these. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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AnthonyReed

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#8 posted 07-24-2017 04:20 PM

^ Like this Bob.

That is so cool Fridge. And I love the shape of the blade on the marking knife!

-- ~Tony

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TheFridge

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#9 posted 07-24-2017 04:59 PM

Thanks guys and Tony you’re a sweetheart.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Diggerjacks

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#10 posted 07-24-2017 05:08 PM

Hello Thefridge

Very nice tools

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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TheFridge

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#11 posted 07-25-2017 12:26 AM

Thanks man

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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JP Li

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#12 posted 07-26-2017 09:48 PM

very cool

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