Marking Gauge Swap

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Project by waho6o9 posted 392 days ago 872 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.
Thanks for the pictures Mos!

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#1 posted 392 days ago


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#2 posted 392 days ago

Cool, I like the knobs. Very nice touch.

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#3 posted 392 days ago

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

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#4 posted 392 days ago

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

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist -

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#5 posted 392 days ago

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

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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#6 posted 392 days ago

good looking lot

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#7 posted 392 days ago

these look great!

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#8 posted 392 days ago

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 391 days ago

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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