Pencil Marking Gauge

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Project by Vagabond55 posted 1043 days ago 4105 views 33 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My previous posting is the digital marking gauge with a blade.
The blade type marker makes the very sharp line but often the line is too deep
to clean up. In addition, the line often is not visible when the line goes along the grain.
So I guessed a pencil type marker may be a good choice for my project.
There is a dozen of salvaged aluminum bars (7×20 x 200 mm with some screw holes) as
a dead stock need to be utilized.
These are the motivations made me come up with this design of the pencil marker.
Purple heart and Ebony are the main block.
The locking knob position is adjusted with a small piece of wood so that I can
handle with single hand as shown in the photo.
Each end of the bar has a different type of pen holding mechanism.
Thank you for watching.

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Brian Shourd

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#1 posted 1042 days ago

I love this design, I’ve never seen this kind of one-handed clamp knob before. I think that I will be making one of these very soon. Thanks for sharing.

-- Brian

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#2 posted 1042 days ago

Very nice design and job on it.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 1042 days ago

Very Nice!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 1042 days ago

That is a very nice tool that you have made.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 1042 days ago

Sweet !!!

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

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#6 posted 1041 days ago

It’s on my fav-list now!

-- Bas, Holland

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