Marking Gauge

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Project by 58j35bonanza posted 03-27-2011 07:03 AM 2733 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this marking gauge after I got sticker shock looking at them on line.
The woods are maple, bloodwood, padauk.
I used a brass knob and brass bolt. I filed the head of the bolt flat and used some super glue to attach it to the nut.
I also inlaid a flat brass strip into the top.
Finished with lacquer and good old Johnson’s paste wax.
I haven’t used it yet, but it has a nice feel and I think it will do fine. The pictures don’t show the cutting blade, as it wasn’t installed when I took these pictures. I made it out of 1/4” steel round stock and drilled a hole thru the top and used a brass nut and bolt thru the side to keep it in place.

-- Chuck

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#1 posted 03-27-2011 01:22 PM

Looking good!
I’m sure it will be a pleasure to use.
Best thoughts,

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

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#2 posted 03-27-2011 02:54 PM

I like your design. It looks like it ws very simple to make. Nice combination of woods.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#3 posted 03-27-2011 03:39 PM

looking good :-)

thank´s for sharing nothing is like using homemade tools


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#4 posted 03-27-2011 06:58 PM

Nice looking gauge & all the better that you made it yourself.

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#5 posted 03-28-2011 07:08 PM

That took some precision work making it! I too had the sticker shock, but didn’t think I had the necessary precision to make one. Good job!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#6 posted 03-30-2011 01:51 AM

great looken gauge.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 03-30-2011 01:54 AM

Very nice Charles

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 07-27-2011 09:22 PM

Nice looking marker !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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