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Project by stan3443 posted 06-30-2013 01:31 PM 1044 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the gauge I made for Chuck C. The body is black walnut that was cut from a farm I hunted on 38 years ago. Brass from an old door hinge, alum from an old storm door, copper from an old fuse box, spalted knob from the fire wood pile .I just couldn’t burn it. Stainless steel screws

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#1 posted 06-30-2013 01:36 PM

Sure is a work of art, that’s (almost) to pretty to use!!!

-- 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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#2 posted 06-30-2013 01:36 PM

Very nice combos of wood and metal makes this

an excellent gauge.

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#3 posted 06-30-2013 01:36 PM

I love the description of all the recycled materials and history. A great tool with a story. How cool is that?

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#4 posted 06-30-2013 01:37 PM

Very nice tool.

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#5 posted 06-30-2013 01:38 PM

Nice Stan, I too enjoyed the background story. Very similar to the one I made.

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#6 posted 06-30-2013 01:52 PM

Very nice, Stan! I love that spalted knob a lot.

Don’t forget to add the tag gaugeswap so that it shows up with the others. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#7 posted 06-30-2013 01:59 PM

still have a couple logs left, cut one but need a better band saw blade

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#8 posted 06-30-2013 02:26 PM

Super looking marking gauge

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

Great recycling job Stan. The gauge looks fantastic

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

I love the simple clean lines, beautiful and functional, nice work.

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#11 posted 06-30-2013 03:25 PM

That is a most beautiful gage!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 06-30-2013 03:52 PM

Cool blend of colors and materials.

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#13 posted 06-30-2013 05:04 PM

I like all the re-use of materials. Cool knob.

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#14 posted 06-30-2013 09:52 PM

I love the spalted wood

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#15 posted 07-01-2013 12:43 AM

Very nice use of materials…..

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