Marking gauge swap

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Project by Don W posted 297 days ago 2350 views 6 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.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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#1 posted 297 days ago


-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 297 days ago

Fine work DonW.

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#3 posted 297 days ago

This is simply beautiful Don! Nice work!

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#4 posted 297 days ago

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

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#5 posted 297 days ago

Great Don, beautiful work!

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#6 posted 297 days ago

Great job.

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#7 posted 297 days ago

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

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#8 posted 297 days ago

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

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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#9 posted 297 days ago

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

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 297 days ago

Nice work there.

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#11 posted 297 days ago

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

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#12 posted 297 days ago

great gauge realy like the knobs

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#13 posted 297 days ago

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

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

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#14 posted 297 days ago

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

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL

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#15 posted 297 days ago

Holy crap that is beautiful. Awesome work Don!

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