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Project by andyboy posted 01-13-2012 06:10 AM 1750 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This marking gauge is made from New Zealand Black Marie and Australian Blackwood. I used an old jigsaw blade for the blade. Finished with teak wax.
I will make another one next week and video it for you guys.

http://youtu.be/RAiL6WQQFKM

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-13-2012 06:26 AM

A classic design nice marking gauge.

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#2 posted 01-14-2012 12:02 AM

Great design, I will be looking for the video.

Thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 08:45 AM

What is Black Marie? Aussie Blackwood I know because I grow it ( in fact I shamefully just made gluts out of them today). Never heard of Black Marie and a search comes up with nothing. What is it?

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#4 posted 01-14-2012 08:57 AM

Probably just my spelling he he. Maire.
The Maori people used it for its weight and strength. Very heavy and strong. Botanical name is Nestegis cunninghamii (Hook.f.) L. Johnson
Family of Oleaceae

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#5 posted 01-14-2012 09:04 AM

Thanks Andy. Must be a N.Island thing. I’ve never been to that country! :) so I have never seen one.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#6 posted 01-15-2012 02:57 AM

I will never forget the beauty of Auckland and Rotura. Kiwi’s are truly blessed with those islands.

-- - As a woodworker, it could be interesting sometimes waking up in the morning and asking, "Lord, what will you have me do today?" -Noah

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