Cutting gauges (MaFe like)

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Project by SebLolo posted 05-18-2012 04:22 PM 8003 views 16 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m looking for a gift for my dad (dad’s day and dad’s birthday also), and as one of his hobbies is woodworking since many year, I know that a cutting gauge made by myself will please him.

As I’ve read and learn many with this MaFe's blog (thx again!) I decide to do one for him and one for me cause I like the design of this one.

I’ve use oak, brass and stainless-steel. For the finish I’ve use “old style sheen” (I’m not sure for the translation, in French “Patine à l’ancienne”, this is shellac based) and really like the result.

I just need to perfect the cutter side, but I’m to busy for the moment.

Have a good day everybody!


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#1 posted 05-18-2012 06:51 PM

Very nice. You might want to put a washer under the wing nut on the beam so it doesn’t tear up the wood when tightening.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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#2 posted 05-18-2012 07:54 PM

Very Nice I Like Also

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

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#3 posted 05-19-2012 03:27 AM

Nice I just may have to make one of those for myself.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#4 posted 05-19-2012 11:55 AM

Very nice. I second the idea of a stainless steel flat washer under the wing nut.

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#5 posted 05-19-2012 12:53 PM

These are nice and your dad will love the new addition to his shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 05-19-2012 01:28 PM

Hi Seb,
They are really cool.
I like infact the hardware, makes it more cool.
Your father will be really happy I’m sure – wish I had a child like you.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 05-19-2012 05:55 PM

Very nice.

but shouldn’t the blade stick down, not up?

-- Dan V. in Indy

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