Marking gauge swap

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Project by Don W posted 397 days ago 2735 views 7 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 397 days ago


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#2 posted 397 days ago

Fine work DonW.

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#3 posted 397 days ago

This is simply beautiful Don! Nice work!

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#4 posted 397 days ago

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

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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#5 posted 397 days ago

Great Don, beautiful work!

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

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#6 posted 397 days ago

Great job.

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#7 posted 397 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 397 days ago

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 397 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 397 days ago

Nice work there.

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#11 posted 397 days ago

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

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#12 posted 397 days ago

great gauge realy like the knobs

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#13 posted 397 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 397 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 397 days ago

Holy crap that is beautiful. Awesome work Don!

-- If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did." -

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