Marking gauge for swap

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Project by GMatheson posted 416 days ago 991 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 416 days ago

Great idea Greg, I like it.

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#2 posted 416 days ago

Excellent work Greg.

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#3 posted 416 days ago

Looks great Greg. Everything is better with Zebrawood.

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#4 posted 416 days ago

That’s really nice, I like the design.

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#5 posted 416 days ago

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

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#6 posted 416 days ago

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

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#7 posted 416 days ago

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

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#8 posted 416 days ago

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

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#9 posted 416 days ago

great work.

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#10 posted 415 days ago

Man thats nice

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#11 posted 415 days ago

Realy cool gauge Greg, Very nice!

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#12 posted 415 days ago

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 414 days ago

It really looks comfortable to hold. Great work.

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#14 posted 413 days ago

I bet that beefy blade does a nice job.

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#15 posted 413 days ago

Looks way comfortable, good job Greg.

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