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Project by Tim Dahn posted 389 days ago 1363 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My contribution to the Marking gauge swap. Made from cherry cut offs from a rocking chair I am currently building, the blade is from an old used up Stanley SW plane iron, the knob is made from a rams horn. It finished with BLO and a couple coats of wax. Dan, a good friend (who passed away this past year) made shepherd crooks gave me a box of rams horns so now I try to incorporate them in my projects whenever I can. The last picture is an example of his work,Thanks Dan.

Tim

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.





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Woodbridge

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#1 posted 389 days ago

beautiful design and workmanship. It looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 389 days ago

Very nice work Tim.

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Don W

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#3 posted 389 days ago

the knob is made from a rams horn

So cool. Excellent job.

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

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 388 days ago

Beautiful,well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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GMatheson

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#5 posted 388 days ago

That cherry just glows. Great gauge and I love the horn knob and SW blade

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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stan3443

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#6 posted 388 days ago

Was wondering what the knob was great story. Thanks for the great gauge

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

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Brad

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#7 posted 388 days ago

Beautiful work,s and a touching tribute to a departed friend. Who will be the recipient of your fine work?

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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#8 posted 388 days ago

Really nice looking.

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bondogaposis

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#9 posted 388 days ago

That is a beauty, really nice work.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Karson

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#10 posted 388 days ago

Beautiful job on the build.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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stefang

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#11 posted 388 days ago

Wow Tim, whoever gets this is going to be one happy woodworker! Beautifully made and very special, plus it looks like it will last for quite a few lifetimes.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Bertelson

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#12 posted 388 days ago

‘tis a pretty thing, Tim. I sure do love things like that…..........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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489tad

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#13 posted 388 days ago

That is a showpiece. Beautiful all the way around. What caught my eye is the slight curve on the end of the rail. Nicely done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Tim Dahn

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#14 posted 388 days ago

Thanks for the comments, it was a fun build.

@ Brad,The recipient is stan3443

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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JayT

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#15 posted 388 days ago

Cherry and brass are such a beautiful combination and your workmanship is excellent.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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