Marking Gauge

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Project by WoodsmanWoodworker posted 10-26-2010 04:06 PM 2189 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently went to a civil war reenactment and they had some old tools there, like what i use. I studied the gauge they had there and here is the end result. I glued on an old hacksaw blade after becuase i didn’t use a hardwood for the shaft so when i tightened up the bolt, it left marks. It was made from a 2×3 peice of wood for the rectangular part, didn’t change that, and a 2×2 peice which i planed down and flattened the side with the nail through it.

-- We must protect the forests for those who can't speak, for the trees and animals. ~THE WOODSMAN~

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#1 posted 10-26-2010 05:33 PM

On this project you used your creative side, the hacksaw blade.
On the next you make, add patience, and you will become a master soon.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 10-26-2010 06:33 PM

Ahhhh…. I never would thought of a hack saw blade! Very cool!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 10-26-2010 07:12 PM

Necessity IS the mother of invention !

It’s really cool to see the handmade marking gauges. I look at the one I bought, and frequently think I was lazy.

Very nice !

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 10-26-2010 07:14 PM

now you know how to do it
then ad the skill and patience I know you have to the next :-)

take care

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#5 posted 10-26-2010 07:52 PM

Yes, thanks…and yeah i will make more of everything i’ve already made, slow it down, and use the proper woods. I appreciate the comments.

-- We must protect the forests for those who can't speak, for the trees and animals. ~THE WOODSMAN~

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#6 posted 10-26-2010 07:58 PM

wow, exactly what i need and simple. Thanks for the idea.

-- sramiro sinaloa mexico

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#7 posted 06-24-2011 10:44 PM

clever, simple and functional. It doesn’t get much better than this! This is what woodworking used to be. Not a tool chase, but a tool to get the job done.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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