|Project by Vagabond55||posted 10-09-2011 11:34 AM||8103 views||29 times favorited||8 comments|
“Kebiki” is the name of Japanese marking gauge has been used for more than 400 years.
There are two types of Kebiki, single blade and dual blade.
I made a single blade type with digital caliper attached so that I can set comfortably.
The caliper is the carbon fiber body so it is easy to cut off the extra and cheap enough to try
this type of venture.
(hardened stainless caliper is very hard to cut.) Following the traditional style of Kebiki, this design is straight forward, nothing tricky.
One Tip for the blade attachment. It is a tradition that the blade is attached with slight angle against the body.
This angle is expected to generate force to pull the body toward the lumber to be marked.
(oh,BTW, Kebiki is used as Pull stroke, not push.)
After months of use, I found this venture was well paid.
Hard maple and purple heart for the body.
The blade is shaped from a worn out jigsaw blade.
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