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Project by Tim Dahn posted 06-30-2013 01:49 PM 2160 views 6 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 06-30-2013 01:51 PM

beautiful design and workmanship. It looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 06-30-2013 01:55 PM

Very nice work Tim.

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#3 posted 06-30-2013 01:57 PM

the knob is made from a rams horn

So cool. Excellent job.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 06-30-2013 02:23 PM

Beautiful,well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 06-30-2013 02:35 PM

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

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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#6 posted 06-30-2013 02:45 PM

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 06-30-2013 02:50 PM

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 06-30-2013 02:51 PM

Really nice looking.

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#9 posted 06-30-2013 02:54 PM

That is a beauty, really nice work.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#10 posted 06-30-2013 03:18 PM

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 soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#11 posted 06-30-2013 03:51 PM

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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#12 posted 06-30-2013 04:33 PM

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

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#13 posted 06-30-2013 04:58 PM

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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#14 posted 06-30-2013 06:18 PM

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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#15 posted 06-30-2013 06:45 PM

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

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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