|Project by Maveric777||posted 09-07-2010 02:34 PM||2600 views||13 times favorited||20 comments|
Well, I was giving hand cut dovetails a go this weekend and broke out the marking gauge I bought from Rockler to mark my depths. Long and short I was not thrilled with the roller marking gauge I had in hand, so I decided to throw an “Old School” one together.
I used some scrap purple heart (since it is so dense and heavy), as the lumber of choice and screws I found in the ole “Bucket Of Goodies” that I throw odd and end in. I used a nail that I cut down and filled as the actual scribe.
Nothing fancy, but I found it to be much more accurate and easy to use than the shiny one on the shelf. I was so tickled with it I wanted to post up here so maybe this will help someone else out if needed. I plan on making a nice one down the line with the brass and everything, but I cant complain at all with my quick throw together marking Gauge. It got the job done… and that is what matters…. Right?
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.