marking guage for 2013 guagesawp

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Project by shelly_b posted 07-01-2013 04:36 AM 1074 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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#1 posted 07-01-2013 08:34 AM

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


-- 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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#2 posted 07-01-2013 09:18 AM

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

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#3 posted 07-01-2013 09:49 AM

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 07-01-2013 10:54 AM

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

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#5 posted 07-01-2013 11:40 AM

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

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#6 posted 07-01-2013 11:49 AM

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 Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#7 posted 07-01-2013 12:01 PM

Really nice work! Great gauge.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#8 posted 07-01-2013 01:37 PM

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, Long Island, NY home of the chain leg vise

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#9 posted 07-01-2013 02:14 PM

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.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#10 posted 07-01-2013 02:24 PM

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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#11 posted 07-01-2013 04:45 PM

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

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#12 posted 07-01-2013 04:47 PM

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

-- "My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right." Abraham Lincoln

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#13 posted 07-01-2013 07:55 PM

Thanks everyone:) I really appreciate all the compliments!

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#14 posted 07-01-2013 08:59 PM


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

Looks great !....

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#15 posted 07-03-2013 03:10 AM

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


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