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Project by Dave posted 416 days ago 2372 views 1 time favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a gauge that I made for the gauge swap. I hand forged the Damascus steel for the blade. The body is tiger maple, the beam is zebra wood and the wedges are cherry. This was sent to Hammerthumb and I believe he likes it.
I go in a bit more detail here.

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





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mike1950

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#1 posted 416 days ago

Very Nice Gauge- and did you make marking knife? Very nice also

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#2 posted 416 days ago

Cool guage, never thought of wedges to hold the beam

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Dave

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#3 posted 416 days ago

Thank you Mike, yes I did.

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

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#4 posted 416 days ago

A beauty thats the truth!

Sure, makin’ a wooden marking gauge wasn’t enough….
You had to go and forge Damascus steel!!! ;^)

A treasure to be used and admired for years to come.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 416 days ago

Are you sure it’s not sugar maple ‘cuz it looks awfully sweet…..

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#6 posted 416 days ago

Beautiful gauge, Dave.

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#7 posted 416 days ago

Wonderful work, Dave! It’s very aesthetically well balanced.

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#8 posted 416 days ago

That’s exactly what I’d expect from you Dave. Excellent!!

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Dave

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#9 posted 416 days ago

you guys are making me smile. Thank you so very much. You make it all worth while.

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

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Airframer

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#10 posted 416 days ago

Very Nice!

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Brit

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#11 posted 416 days ago

You’re an inspiration Dave, beautiful work my friend.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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JL7

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#12 posted 416 days ago

Cool design and built well. The Damascus steel is off the charts…...it’s amazing what you have learned this past year….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#13 posted 416 days ago

Great job Dave. That blade should last forever and then some

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#14 posted 416 days ago

Very interesting design,very nice.

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#15 posted 416 days ago

Well done Dave. Wedges are cool.

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