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Project by ChunkyC posted 1274 days ago 1936 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Marking Gauge, Sanding Blocks and a sheet sandpaper cutting guide.

Marking Gauge base is Bubinga and maple and the slider is walnut and maple. I cut the original slider a too narrow and it was too sloppy and had to make a new one. Finish is 2 coats of BLO. I’ll add a light coat of poly-u once I’m sure the BLO has cured.

Sanding blocks are walnut and oak and hold a 1/4 sheet of sandpaper. 2 coats of GF sanding sealer and 2 coats of shellac.

Sandpaper Cutting Guide is MDF and pine. 2 coats of GF sanding sealer and 2 coats of gloss poly-u. The guild is cut so that you can cut 1/2 sheets, 1/4 sheets and 1/4 sheets the other way for some sanding blocks.

Nothing fancy. All very easy projects. If you interested, Schlabaugh & Sons sells the Marking Gauge in kit form for $9.50.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures:

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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 1274 days ago

neat tools

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#2 posted 1274 days ago

Well done – these all look great, not to mention useful. I’m making those same sanding blocks currently – great use for those small scraps you can’t do much else with…

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#3 posted 1274 days ago

I’ve been meaning to make myself a marking gauge. Nice shape


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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 1274 days ago

Those are some nice useful tools and real nice workmanship on them. Thanks for sharing!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 1274 days ago

Great looking tools indeed. Well done as well

Thanks or posting

-- Back home. Fernando

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#6 posted 1274 days ago

Well done shop aids – I have been needing to make a sandpaper jig too (when time allows)

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#7 posted 1273 days ago

Hello Chunk

Beautiful tools
Good idea for the sandpaper cutting guide I like it

Thanks for sharing

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

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#8 posted 1273 days ago

Really nice tools, well done, exelent idea with the cutting board.
Best thoughts,

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

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#9 posted 1273 days ago

Thanks for all of the kind words.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures:

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#10 posted 1271 days ago

very nice job. what is the length,width,height of the part you hold in your hand? I want to make one with no plans but want to compare the sizes of the two that I’ve seen plans for.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#11 posted 1271 days ago

Ike, there’s three different projects there. Which one?

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures:

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