Marking Gauge

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Project by bjudt posted 01-04-2018 05:11 AM 1700 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having recently recognized a practical need for a marking gauge, and seeing the plentitude of designs on the web for such a device, I tried my hand at making my own.

The gauge fence is tigerwood (the wood species, NOT the golfer) and the rod is maple. A slice across the radius of the circle and a wing-nut clamp are all that is needed to fix the marking rod in place.

The cutter is a simple automotive washer of unusual shape I found in my many containers of nuts, bolts, etc.

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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 01-04-2018 12:40 PM

That’ll work! Looks great. Tell us more about that automotive washer of unusual shape.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#2 posted 01-04-2018 03:37 PM

Looks like the cutting wheel from a tubing or pipe cutter! Looks like a nice marking/scoring gauge! Good work!

-- Dennis, WV

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#3 posted 01-04-2018 03:40 PM

This is a beautiful shop made tool and a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 01-04-2018 07:46 PM

That looks great. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 01-05-2018 05:00 AM

Great job. It;s sharp looking and functional.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 01-08-2018 11:25 AM

Need this… nicely done.

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