Marking gauge for swap

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Project by GMatheson posted 06-30-2013 03:23 PM 1562 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the gauge I made for Mark Kornell. I went with my version of a Kinshiro japanese marking gauge. The body is walnut with a zebrawood wear strip an the blade is a strip of 3/16” thick O1 tool steel. This was a 100% hand tool build except for a some grinding on the blade. I put a lot of work into shaping the gauge so it would form to the shape of my hand (and hopefully Marks) so it would feel like an extension of the body and not just a tool.

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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

Great idea Greg, I like it.

-- 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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#2 posted 06-30-2013 03:42 PM

Excellent work Greg.

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#3 posted 06-30-2013 03:50 PM

Looks great Greg. Everything is better with Zebrawood.

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#4 posted 06-30-2013 04:00 PM

That’s really nice, I like the design.

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#5 posted 06-30-2013 04:49 PM

Thats cool. I like the wood and a great job on the stamps.

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

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#6 posted 06-30-2013 05:39 PM

Nice! Love the unique blade and the zebrawood is a great touch.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#7 posted 06-30-2013 06:31 PM

hey! hope you enjoy you gauge! Yours is awesome!

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#8 posted 06-30-2013 08:36 PM

Nice combination of woods, Greg. I really like the assymetric shape.
One of my fav’s so far!

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#9 posted 06-30-2013 09:20 PM

great work.

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#10 posted 06-30-2013 09:51 PM

Man thats nice

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#11 posted 07-01-2013 01:27 AM

Realy cool gauge Greg, Very nice!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#12 posted 07-01-2013 01:54 AM

Thanks guys. It was really sad to let it go but I do have a second blade to make a left handed version for myself.

The gauge I based this off of was actually a mortise gauge I would like to try to make someday.

-- Greg in Ontario, Canada

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#13 posted 07-01-2013 11:04 PM

It really looks comfortable to hold. Great work.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#14 posted 07-03-2013 02:53 AM

I bet that beefy blade does a nice job.


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#15 posted 07-03-2013 02:57 AM

Looks way comfortable, good job Greg.

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