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Project by Airframer posted 06-30-2013 04:12 AM 1990 views 5 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the Marking Gauge I made for CosmicSniper in the latest Shopmade Tool Swap.

Made from Padauk, Cherry and Brass. I have never made one of these before.. hell I have never used one so I was pretty nervous about the build. Add to that the fact that I was a bit rushed with the fit and finish due to my sons early arrival into this world I am actually pretty pleased with the result.

The blade is an old Stanley 110 blade cut and reshaped, sharpened and honed. I hope he liked it and gets some use out of it.

I had a lot of fun in this swap and hope to participate in more!

Thanks for looking!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"





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#1 posted 06-30-2013 04:16 AM

Awesome work Eric!

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#2 posted 06-30-2013 04:22 AM

Thanks bud! I can’t wait to see all the others!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#3 posted 06-30-2013 04:33 AM

Nice looking marking gauge. I like the contrast in the wood you chose.

Congratulations on your son!

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#4 posted 06-30-2013 04:35 AM

Fancy gauge Eric. I like all the brass accents and it looks like it should work as good as it looks.

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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#5 posted 06-30-2013 04:59 AM

Lots of seeet details. Good job.

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#6 posted 06-30-2013 05:03 AM

Turned out very well! I like that blade idea, too.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Airframer

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#7 posted 06-30-2013 05:08 AM

Thanks again guys.

Brandon – it was kinda a compromise between the wheel type blade and the straight blade. This way it works being pushed or pulled without fussing with a blade re position. It actually works pretty good from my R&D marks I made with it.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#8 posted 06-30-2013 06:04 AM

It looks great, with allot of details.

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steliart

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#9 posted 06-30-2013 09:40 AM

Beautifully made
very cool

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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#10 posted 06-30-2013 12:30 PM

Nice gauge.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#11 posted 06-30-2013 12:49 PM

Really nice job on this one, great details.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#12 posted 06-30-2013 01:21 PM

Pretty nice gauge there Eric.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#13 posted 06-30-2013 01:47 PM

beautiful indeed. Well done!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#14 posted 06-30-2013 01:49 PM

I agree fancy gauge

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

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#15 posted 06-30-2013 02:01 PM

Thanks everybody :-)

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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