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Project by jap posted 507 days ago 1534 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found the plan here: http://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/0612_Marking_Gauge.pdf

I changed it to accept a blade instead of a pin. However, i made the mistake of putting the wedge on the wrong side of the blade so it can not mark less than 5/16” of an inch. I could probably fix it and make a new wedge, but am too lazy. I made this out of some sort of mahogany, and the blade is ground from an old electric fish knife.

Here is a good video about someone making the same gauge: http://logancabinetshoppe.com/blog/2010/11/episode-29/

-- Joel





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 507 days ago

Looks good. You’re the only one that needs to be happy with it anyway.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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CL810

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#2 posted 507 days ago

Thanks jap! Good work.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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Mauricio

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#3 posted 507 days ago

I like it a lot. Thanks for posting the links. I need to make me one of these.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 507 days ago

Very nice tool. You’ll appreciate it more because you made it yourself, too!!.............Jim

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

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FlowersAndTrees

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#5 posted 507 days ago

Very nice. Thanks for posting the link.

-- Think of the solution, not the problem.

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oakwood

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#6 posted 507 days ago

It looks good to me and it looks easy enough to make the repair should you wish. Nice work.

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Sergio

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#7 posted 507 days ago

good looking tool. Tks for mentioning also the mistake, it will help others…

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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Mauricio

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#8 posted 507 days ago

I dont think youl ever make a 5/16” line. Your probably good to go.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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bondogaposis

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#9 posted 507 days ago

Really nice gauge there. Thanks for posting.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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jap

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#10 posted 507 days ago

Thanks for the comments.

-- Joel

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ksSlim

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#11 posted 507 days ago

Nice work

How tight does the bar/slide wedge hold?
Can you micro-adjust by bumping the bar on the bench?

Found same plan but haven’t tried it yet.
Thanks for posting.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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hoss12992

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#12 posted 507 days ago

Great job. Thanks for posting the plan.

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jap

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#13 posted 506 days ago

KsSlim – The wedge holds very tightly. To adjust it I usually push on the wedge lightly and then tap the bar till it is at the right place, then i push in the wedge all the way.

-- Joel

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pumperdude

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#14 posted 506 days ago

I made two like that arround 30 years ago in a woodworking night class. I had a thumb screw to lock down on my version.Gave one of them to my instructor Hook.(radial saw casualty,wears his chewed up wedding ring on a chain). I saw him about 6 months ago and he had it in his pickup truck. You just have to love mahogany.

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scrollingmom

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#15 posted 502 days ago

thanks for sharing.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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