Shop made Marking Gauges (Reclaimed/left over wood)

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Project by jordanp posted 04-23-2013 01:59 AM 1970 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the first marking gauges i made a while back.

the one on the left i believe is Mahagony that was removed from an old dresser it uses a can opener blade to make the cuts and a t-nut with an epoxied piece of all thread placed in a cheap wooden pull.

the second is made from Tzalam scraps that was for another project. also some brass scraps and tack nails.
the thumb screw at the top is dropped into a threaded hole with a small dowel piece so it doesn’t mar up the rail.
the cutter is a small allen wrench i grinded down on a bench grinder.

Nothing fancy just made to be used one day when i actually have the skill to make dove tails ..


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#1 posted 04-23-2013 09:57 AM

Nice work, these get alot of use in my shop as well.

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#2 posted 04-23-2013 10:30 AM

Nice tools. The DIY tools are the best.

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#3 posted 04-23-2013 04:12 PM

Thanks, I’d never thought of a can opener blade.
Innovation is the key.

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#4 posted 04-23-2013 04:34 PM

Nice work, I agree with Oldtool, tools made are better than tools bought!

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#5 posted 04-23-2013 08:47 PM

I totally agree, they are fantastic.


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