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Walnut marking gauge made with only hand tools.

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Project by RichardMu posted 02-04-2012 11:46 PM 2002 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a marking gauge that I made using only hand tools. It started out as a piece of firewood that was then split with a froe and the hand planed to the correct dimensions. The blade is from an old small carving tool. Thanks for looking.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.





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#1 posted 02-05-2012 12:14 AM

Nice work

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 12:14 AM

How long did it take you to make?

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 02-05-2012 12:17 AM

Very nice work Richard ,a good useful tool.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 02-05-2012 12:30 AM

Nice basic design. I like the simplicity of this piece.

You did a great job with those hand tools while making another hand tool. Now that’s using the ol’ noggin.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 02-05-2012 12:38 AM

Mirtyroc I’m not sure how long it took to make because I worked on it in my spare time. Just guessing I would say about 3 hours. I work slow.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#6 posted 02-05-2012 03:07 AM

Awesome job on this, very nice!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#7 posted 02-05-2012 03:40 PM

I like that! I tried one of these and did not get the slide tight enough, will have to try a do-over!

Nice work!

-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.

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#8 posted 08-13-2012 12:55 PM

Thanks for the inspiration! Looks great, I can’t wait to try…

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com

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