|Project by Mauricio||posted 06-30-2013 10:16 PM||1591 views||6 times favorited||31 comments|
Here is my marking gauge for the gauge swap. It went to GatorJim so it has a great new home.
I liked it so much that I made myself one. However, I kept the test piece; I sent Jim the second one that came out better.
My goal was to make a gauge that had the best features of gauges that I liked while still having classic good looks.
The triangular post takes out any slop when locked down. Also the wedge design secures the post very firmly while still being easy to set with one hand. The post shape also gives you maximum visibility of the pin which makes setting and using it easier.
The cutter is O1 steel that I hardened after shaping into a curved cutter. I didn’t temper the pin so it will hold its edge longer but it will need to be sharpened with a diamond hone.
The wood is African mahogany which is nice but a little soft which is why I added the brass wear strips. The grooves for the strips were cut with my Stanley 45.
It is almost entirely made with hand tools except for a band saw which I used to rough cut the parts.
The finish is whip on poly followed by dark was.
Below are some of the process photos.
Thanks for looking. Questions and comments are welcome.
-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch