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Marking Gauge Swap

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Project by waho6o9 posted 06-30-2013 11:39 PM 1321 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made 4 gauges to start with and was sure I could do better, so I kept at it and made
some more, with different designs and a lot of thinking.
I checked the web and with fellow LJers and appreciate all the helpful advice.

The 2 best ones went to Mos with a ball peen hammer that was made during
the first mallet swap.
I tried different metals for the blade, such as a drill bit, allen wrench, and a lathe
turning tool. The one I like the most was from a Japanese marking knife and the picture
is above with a 5/16” hole in it for the attaching bolt.

My home made saw was used to notch the wood for the blade and it worked
surprisingly well. Yeah buddy.

Thanks for being the MC Brandon, you did well Sir.

http://lumberjocks.com/replies/658698
Thanks for the pictures Mos!





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#1 posted 06-30-2013 11:43 PM

excellent

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#2 posted 06-30-2013 11:56 PM

Cool, I like the knobs. Very nice touch.

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#3 posted 07-01-2013 12:03 AM

Those are really nice. I’m sure Mos will be proud to use them.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 07-01-2013 12:05 AM

Not a problem Man, thanks for the extras :-) Look forward to puttin’ these guys to work!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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#5 posted 07-01-2013 12:19 AM

Nice job, wahoo. I think you may have me beat for most gauges made for one swap ;-)

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

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#6 posted 07-01-2013 01:19 AM

good looking lot

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#7 posted 07-01-2013 02:06 AM

these look great!

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#8 posted 07-01-2013 02:27 AM

Great work Wahoo!

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

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#9 posted 07-01-2013 04:16 PM

Good looking tools

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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