marking gauge

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Project by TRYPHON974 posted 07-05-2011 04:09 PM 2807 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I drawed it first on sketchup some time ago. It was time for action, I grabbed an old broom, machined some aluminum, grinded an allen wrench and here it is the marking gauge. It passed the exam, accurate enough for me :).

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#1 posted 07-05-2011 04:21 PM

Neat Idea !!!

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

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#2 posted 07-05-2011 04:28 PM

Looks great, and I like the idea of a gauge with a handle like that. My only concern is that every other gauge has a flat surface to ride on the edge of a bard, to ensure that it stays perpendicular to the edge, otherwise the distance changes.

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#3 posted 07-05-2011 05:08 PM

Very cool! I want to be able to say, “I machined some aluminum”. I really need a metal lathe!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 07-05-2011 05:23 PM

Thanks for the kind comments. I’m not sure I can claim it is my own design as it is very similar to a fly cutter, but the broom handle is an idea of my own :) . I was concerned too about the accuracy as it hasn’t a flat surface. I thought on sanding a flat side but I first made a test of accuracy. I drew three 50cm (20”) lines. And I took my caliper: at the top

at the bottom

Believe me or not ;). It would be ridiculous to say that it can handle the 1/100mm (0.0004” !) as it is difficult to use the caliper but it proves that it is rather accurate. Or that I’m very lucky…

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#5 posted 07-05-2011 10:40 PM

Congratulations very good project, I ask permission to copy.

-- Brazjuca guarapari Brasil. All worth it when the soul is not small. (Fernando Pessoa)

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