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Project by Dave posted 06-30-2013 12:20 PM 3392 views 2 times 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 06-30-2013 12:27 PM

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

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#2 posted 06-30-2013 12:29 PM

Cool guage, never thought of wedges to hold the beam

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#3 posted 06-30-2013 12:29 PM

Thank you Mike, yes I did.

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

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

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 procrastination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 06-30-2013 12:42 PM

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

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

Beautiful gauge, Dave.

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#7 posted 06-30-2013 01:22 PM

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

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#8 posted 06-30-2013 01:23 PM

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

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#9 posted 06-30-2013 01:46 PM

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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#10 posted 06-30-2013 02:02 PM

Very Nice!

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#11 posted 06-30-2013 02:07 PM

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

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#12 posted 06-30-2013 02:12 PM

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

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#13 posted 06-30-2013 02:19 PM

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

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#14 posted 06-30-2013 02:38 PM

Very interesting design,very nice.

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#15 posted 06-30-2013 02:56 PM

Well done Dave. Wedges are cool.

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