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2013 Marking Gauge Swap

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Project by bondogaposis posted 06-30-2013 12:19 PM 2181 views 6 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this marking gauge for the LJ 2013 Gauge swap. Sent it off to Lake Lover. The wood is Macassar ebony. the round cutter is a replacement cutter from Lee Valley. The steel rod I got from McMaster Carr. It was a nice little project and one that I hope Lake Lover finds useful.

-- Bondo Gaposis





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mike1950

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#1 posted 06-30-2013 12:31 PM

Nice gauge and box.

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#2 posted 06-30-2013 12:32 PM

great looking gauge

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LakeLover

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#3 posted 06-30-2013 12:46 PM

Ebony. I thought it was Walnut.

I have used it and it works just fine. You did a great job machineing it, the fit is perfect. Thanks Bondo.

The box is very nice also.

My wife wondered what I got in the mail, so she watched me unwrap it, as I explained the tool swap.

She was also very impressed with it and thought the tool swap was a great idea.

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#4 posted 06-30-2013 01:24 PM

Excellent work, Bondo. You hit this one out of the park! The ebony and the brass make a wonderful couple.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 06-30-2013 01:48 PM

Beautiful work Bondo!

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#6 posted 06-30-2013 02:00 PM

That is an excellent looking gauge!

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#7 posted 06-30-2013 02:04 PM

I like it….....a lot!!

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#8 posted 06-30-2013 02:11 PM

Fantastic Bondo. The box is a nice little bonus too

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#9 posted 06-30-2013 02:41 PM

Very cool Bondo this design works best for me.

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#10 posted 06-30-2013 03:54 PM

Well done sir. Looks like a great gauge.

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#11 posted 06-30-2013 05:16 PM

Great job all the way around.

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#12 posted 06-30-2013 06:00 PM

Excellent and most attractive!

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#13 posted 06-30-2013 06:28 PM

very cool!

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

That is a beautiful gauge, bondo!

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#15 posted 06-30-2013 08:54 PM

Great gauge, Bondo!
The brass, steel, and M.Ebony rock together!
You shoulda kept that one. :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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