MAFE made me do it !!

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Project by DaddyZ posted 1054 days ago 1928 views 7 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 1054 days ago

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 1054 days ago

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 1054 days ago

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 1054 days ago

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 1054 days ago

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 1054 days ago

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 †

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Arlin Eastman

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#7 posted 1054 days ago

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

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#8 posted 1054 days ago

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 1054 days ago

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 1054 days ago

Thank you very much : )

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

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#11 posted 1054 days ago

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

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#12 posted 1054 days ago

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 754 days ago

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

-- Nimkee** Joe

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