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Marking Gauge (Kebiki Dai)

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Project by Tim Dahn posted 01-23-2012 12:05 AM 4171 views 31 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had my marking gauge loosen and screw up marking lines on more than one occasion, well not any more.

Today I made a Japanese Kebiki and wish I would have made this long before now. Its made from quarter sawn chestnut oak and the wedge is rosewood and finished with oil/poly mix.

It fits well in the hand cuts perfectly.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.





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graywolf

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 12:13 AM

Tim, I like this one. I would like to read more about the blade used.
regards, Richard

-- Richard, North Carolina, http://graywolfwoodworks.wordpress.com/

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 12:14 AM

A very classic design cool marking gauge.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Tim Dahn

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#3 posted 01-23-2012 12:21 AM

Richard, I just used an piece of old saws-all blade, I wrapped it with some copper wire to give something to hold on to when sharpening. A Japanese blade can be purchased from japanwoodworker.com, I may get one but will see how long this one lasts before dulling.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#4 posted 01-23-2012 12:34 AM

Hai ! honky

非常に素晴らしい作品。非常に伝統的に見えます。よくやった。

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 01-23-2012 01:01 AM

Nice neat job Tim

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 01-23-2012 01:16 AM

Nice marking gage!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 01-23-2012 01:20 AM

Beautiful job.

I don’t see how the blade is locked in place?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 01-23-2012 02:04 AM

Nice. I need one of these. Been thinking about it a long time. This one looks simple and very functional.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#9 posted 01-23-2012 02:38 AM

Fine work Tim. Not only useful, but beautiful too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 01-23-2012 03:00 AM

Thanks all,

David, 温かいお言葉をありがとう!

Karson, The blade is a friction fit in a saw kerf, it is very tight.

Daniel, This is a quick easy build, I suggest you start one right away;).

Mike, This is from my stash of reclaimed 150 year old oak, it is pretty wood.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#11 posted 01-23-2012 04:58 AM

Good stuff Tim. I like that flat stem and the shape of the wedge. Very cool!

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

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#12 posted 01-23-2012 05:31 AM

I have a store bought version – which I love – but yours has “soul”

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patron

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#13 posted 01-23-2012 05:46 AM

ありがとう tim san

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 01-23-2012 06:35 AM

good looking tool
fits the hand
and works
to the right price
can´t be made much better :-)

take care
Dennis

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#15 posted 01-23-2012 07:38 AM

Humbly…....guess I’ll have to get into these things…........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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