LumberJocks

Marking gauge

  • Advertise with us
Project by Gibernak posted 05-13-2013 06:53 AM 1529 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m a beginner in woodworking and I don’t have allot of tools. I have the basic, but so far only hand tools. But looking around the web at different project I saw that a marking gauge I is a very useful tool, when I venture further on with other project.
So this I made this marking gauge of mahogany and brass, and with the blade from a hobby knife. I’m very please with it, and I hope I will be a big help further on when start experimenting with dovetail joints and cabinets.

Regards to you all
Gibernak





13 comments so far

View Tugboater78's profile (online now)

Tugboater78

1168 posts in 878 days


#1 posted 05-13-2013 08:20 AM

very nice, doesn’t look like beginner’s work to me!

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

View Oldtool's profile

Oldtool

1846 posts in 876 days


#2 posted 05-13-2013 10:28 AM

Well, for a beginner you are very good at detail work. The brass inlay on this gouge was done very well, very good work. If you expand this craftsmanship into larger projects, they’re going to be excellent projects to be proud of.
Keep up the excellent work, we’ll be looking forward to seeing what’s next.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

View lepelerin's profile

lepelerin

323 posts in 1011 days


#3 posted 05-13-2013 02:21 PM

Good work, like the gauge

View waho6o9's profile

waho6o9

5073 posts in 1263 days


#4 posted 05-13-2013 02:48 PM

Welcome to LJ’s Gibernak!

Mighty fine marking gauge. Superb work on the brass inlays, I like the
diamond inlay for the set screw, looks awesome.

How did you make the set screw for the razor blade? Is there a threaded
insert?

View Sanding2day's profile

Sanding2day

979 posts in 532 days


#5 posted 05-13-2013 02:48 PM

Nice work… Sure it will serve you well… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112296 posts in 2263 days


#6 posted 05-13-2013 03:01 PM

Nice work,a very useful tool.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Gibernak's profile

Gibernak

123 posts in 532 days


#7 posted 05-13-2013 03:12 PM

Hi waho609. Yes behinde the blade is a threaded insert, so I have the option to change it or use something else.

View waho6o9's profile

waho6o9

5073 posts in 1263 days


#8 posted 05-13-2013 03:19 PM

:)

View Rick M.'s profile

Rick M.

4123 posts in 1066 days


#9 posted 05-13-2013 10:17 PM

Good job!

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

View tyvekboy's profile

tyvekboy

595 posts in 1699 days


#10 posted 05-14-2013 12:13 PM

Very nice work for a beginner.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

View helluvawreck's profile (online now)

helluvawreck

15959 posts in 1552 days


#11 posted 05-14-2013 01:22 PM

Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks. You have made a beautiful and useful tool for your shop that you will all the more cherish as the years go by because of it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View Schwieb's profile

Schwieb

1534 posts in 2147 days


#12 posted 05-26-2013 05:23 PM

Plastic has a place but this sort of “traditional” tool is a great beginning to your tool set. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Your first project shows great potential.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

View CueballRosendaul's profile

CueballRosendaul

300 posts in 826 days


#13 posted 07-23-2013 02:01 AM

Very nice. One of the things I enjoyed most when I started out, and still enjoy today, is making the tools I needed instead of buying them. Marking tools, push sticks, and other jigs and fixtures give me more enjoyment than a picture frame or jewelry box. Mostly because I get to keep them for myself and they never have to leave the shop. I try to use just as nice pieces of wood and finishes on these as I use on other projects.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase