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Project by WilcoFlier posted 01-31-2011 09:06 PM 7103 views 83 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week I finished this marking gauge. I always wanted a good marking gauge, but I dont like the cheap, standard gauges. There are some excellent gauges on the market, but they are a bit to expensive for me and hard to find locally.

I really like the design of the Hamilton gauges, I only dislike the shape of the fence, so I designed my own fence.
The wood is plum, and al the parts are shopmade. The small knife is made out of an old circular saw blade.

-- www.hobbyhoutbewerking.nl





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ksSlim

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#1 posted 01-31-2011 09:14 PM

Nice job! I like the design.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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stefang

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#2 posted 01-31-2011 09:36 PM

Very nice. I wish I had one like ti!!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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DevinCox

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#3 posted 01-31-2011 09:37 PM

Nice looking tool. Another addition to my todo list. (c:

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Wilton

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#4 posted 01-31-2011 09:43 PM

I love the recycled circular saw blade idea. I always feel bad when i toss one into the garbage after it has seen it’s day. Goes to show with ingenuity you can recycle almost anything. Great job.

-- Wilton, Phoenixville PA http://kimbertonwoodworks.com

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swirt

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#5 posted 01-31-2011 10:17 PM

A really nice design. Looks great and seems to be perfectly functional.

What are the three little dots in the brass runner? I can’t make them out, are they finishing nail heads or small screws?

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Broglea

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#6 posted 01-31-2011 10:20 PM

Adding this to my favorites until I get some time to build one myself. Thanks for posting.

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WilcoFlier

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#7 posted 01-31-2011 10:25 PM

@ Swirt

That three little dots are small screws. I’ve used standard small PZ screws. I’ve bored the holes in the brass, then tightened the screws, and sanded them flat.

-- www.hobbyhoutbewerking.nl

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swirt

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#8 posted 01-31-2011 10:46 PM

Thanks wilcoflier.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Div

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#9 posted 01-31-2011 11:19 PM

Veeeerrrry Nice Wilco! Good work.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Splinterman

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#10 posted 01-31-2011 11:24 PM

Hey Wilco,
Simple and functional…nice job.

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mafe

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#11 posted 02-01-2011 02:16 AM

Really niiiiiiiiiiiiice!
Love it.
I have also been looking at this design, and have them om my todo list think it will be a good match for my kerf- and tennonmarker.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

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

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Glen Peterson

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#12 posted 02-01-2011 03:13 AM

I love shop-made tools. Nice job on the marking gauge. I checked out your other projects too, very nice work.

-- Glen

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bigike

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#13 posted 02-01-2011 03:38 AM

very nice, how did you make the blade from a circular saw blade?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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falegniam

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#14 posted 02-01-2011 04:16 AM

That’s a beauty.

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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dorran

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#15 posted 02-01-2011 05:33 AM

Simple and elegant.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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