MAFE made me do it !!

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Project by DaddyZ posted 09-09-2011 03:11 PM 2173 views 9 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The other day MAFE posted a marking guage he made, I finally decided to make one of my own. Cherry & Walnut for the Main Woods. cut out on a scroll saw. for the cutter a washer ground down to a edge. Tapped the brass rod & presto!! a marking guage with some bling !!

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

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#1 posted 09-09-2011 03:20 PM

Very nice! I love the combination of woods. The inlay is a sweet touch. Mads does tend to inspire many of us, myself included.

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

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#2 posted 09-09-2011 03:33 PM

You did a very nice job on this, one that you will use for years. I have found that when you spend the time to do a really nice job on your tools, they work better, you work better, and and what you make with them is better. Then there is the bragging rights when a family member or neighbor comes over and sees it and asks what you paid for it and where did you get it. You tell them that it was made to order by a craftsman.

Mafe has that effect on people.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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Don W

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#3 posted 09-09-2011 04:06 PM

Mads strikes again. I put this on my to-do list when he posted it. I don’t plan to get as fancy as you did. Really nice job.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#4 posted 09-09-2011 04:26 PM

Well Executed. Mads has that effect on people.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 09-09-2011 05:06 PM

Very Sharp, fancy tools are always an added pleasure to the woodworking experience, this one fits, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#6 posted 09-09-2011 05:41 PM

Great looking tool. Nice design and implementation.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Arlin Eastman

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#7 posted 09-09-2011 05:48 PM

Well Done. Now all you have to do is make several thousand more for your friends here at LJ’s for Christmas presents. ;)

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#8 posted 09-09-2011 05:58 PM

Looks like a wonderful tool !
I’ve got to know how you “ground the washer” .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 09-09-2011 06:19 PM

Dusty56 – Mount the washer to a bolt, Chuck in drill, spin drill while holding against a grinder.

Thanks to all of LJ’s

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

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#10 posted 09-09-2011 06:54 PM

Thank you very much : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 09-09-2011 08:48 PM

Be glad mafe made you do will use this &enjoy it each time you work with it…great job

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#12 posted 09-10-2011 01:41 AM

Hi Daddy,
You have made a wonderful job on that gauge, I thing it is really cool, and that inlay strip is top dollar pling.
Glad, so glad I could find a sweet light here today, you made this day end with a smile for me.
Nothing like selfmade tools, they become natural favorites, and when they are of that standard you just did, they will follow you for life.
I have red ears here… Thank you (all)!
Best thoughts from my heart,

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

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#13 posted 07-05-2012 03:31 PM

Love it now I got to make one THANK YOU lol just looks to cool

-- Nimkee** Joe

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