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Project by shelly_b posted 296 days ago 762 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the marking guage I made for the LJ tool swap. I forgot to take pics before sending it, so thanks to Jim for taking them for me! I made this guage for Boatman. After seeing all the guages there are alot of things I would do differently, and esp after seeing Jim’s, I wish I had done more. But, this is the first one I have ever made, and actually only have one of the cheap metal rod ones with the disc cutter. But, I know I did my best on it at the time and hope he enjoys and gets many years of use out of it. The thumb screw is actually meant to be on the bottom so it doesn’t get in the way of your hand, but however it is most comfortable for him. Thanks for looking!





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 296 days ago

Shelly that is a very gauge
Nice team work with the pics

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Handtooler

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#2 posted 296 days ago

Mighty fine work! I’d certainly be proud to own and USE it. But it’s also hiumble of you to speak up and admit you learned some things from the advevture. As, that’s what LJ’s is all about for me.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 296 days ago

Nice work. Every project is a learning experience. Nice clean job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Don W

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#4 posted 296 days ago

It looks like a well made gauge and it certainly looks great. Well done.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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shelly_b

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#5 posted 296 days ago

Thanks everyone:) i had alot of fun and can’t wait til the next swap!

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Tom Godfrey

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#6 posted 296 days ago

Looks like you did a great job. I would be proud to have one like this and feel Boatman feels the same way.
Hope you have a great week.
Tom

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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bondogaposis

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#7 posted 296 days ago

Really nice work! Great gauge.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Boatman53

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#8 posted 296 days ago

Yes Shelly I like the gauge you made. Your work is top notch. These swaps are great in how they can push one into doing something new (for me it was running a milling machine) and in the end seeing all the different things that everyone made is the real education. Keep up the good work.
Jim

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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BigRedKnothead

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#9 posted 296 days ago

Yes, that’s what it’s about- pushing ourselves and getting out of our comfort zone each project. That’s how we get better. Nice job Shelly.

-- Red -- “I ain't as good as I'm gonna get....but I'm better than I used to be."

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ShaneA

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#10 posted 296 days ago

Looks good. One of the best things about the swaps is seeing what everyone comes up with, and pushing the limits. Should only help to increase everyone’s skills.

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Brandon

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#11 posted 296 days ago

Excellent gauge, Shelly. We’re glad you joined us for the swap!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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JayT

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#12 posted 296 days ago

Great job, Shelly! Classic lines, subtle touches and you aged the brass just right.

-- "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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shelly_b

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#13 posted 296 days ago

Thanks everyone:) I really appreciate all the compliments!

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kdc68

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#14 posted 296 days ago

shelly_b….

Boatman53…Yes Shelly I like the gauge you made. Your work is top notch

+1
Looks great !....

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Rick M.

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#15 posted 294 days ago

Honestly more might have been too much, simple and elegant.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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