|Project by BobAnderton||posted 11-06-2010 07:57 PM||3570 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
I made this marking gauge yesterday out of materials I had around. It’s not super fancy or anything but think it turned out ok. I meant to be working on something else, but got this notion in my head that I needed a marking gauge at some point and got diverted into this side project. I’ve never had a marking gauge before and I think it will come in pretty handy. I filed edges onto two sides of a triangular window glazing point for the marking pin. I made a triangle shaped recess in the end of the beam that it fits into and it is held tightly in place by the end plate. I used a stainless threaded insert and stainless screw for the set screw and inlayed a stainless shim stock into the beam for the screw to bear against. The two wooden parts are made from 7/8” mahogany, which makes the proportions look a little chunky.
-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw