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Project by Don W posted 06-30-2013 01:54 PM 5343 views 12 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my contribution to the 2013 Marking gauge Swap. It went out to fatandy2003. Its made from bloodwood, brass and aluminum and the beam is maple.

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

Wow.

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#2 posted 06-30-2013 02:00 PM

Fine work DonW.

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

This is simply beautiful Don! Nice work!

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

That’s a very solid looking gauge. Should be a real workhorse

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#5 posted 06-30-2013 02:18 PM

Great Don, beautiful work!

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

Great job.

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#7 posted 06-30-2013 02:42 PM

That’s a beast Don. Love it! Where did you get the knobs or did you make them?

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#8 posted 06-30-2013 02:46 PM

Andy, I bought some blank knobs and filled them, so I sort of made them, but sort of didn’t.

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#9 posted 06-30-2013 02:48 PM

Love the brass work and knobs- wonderful gauge!!!

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#10 posted 06-30-2013 02:52 PM

Nice work there.

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#11 posted 06-30-2013 02:53 PM

Nice. Kind of has a timeless/classic look to it. I like it.

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#12 posted 06-30-2013 02:58 PM

great gauge realy like the knobs

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#13 posted 06-30-2013 03:13 PM

In case anyone couldn’t tell, it is a GREAT gauge. I have used it a dozen or so times already. THANKS DON!

-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#14 posted 06-30-2013 03:27 PM

The brass knobs with wood inserts is definitely an eye candy. I didn’t know such brass parts were available. Thanks for sharing the info, DonW
DanK

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#15 posted 06-30-2013 03:54 PM

Holy crap that is beautiful. Awesome work Don!

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