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My entry in the marking guage swap

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Project by Gatorjim posted 423 days ago 647 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My entry in the swap. After seeing the others I know I need to take it up a step. But for never having done one I am happy with it. the fence is cherry from and old pallet I got a hold of the rail is oak. The oak is reclaimed also from an old hand rail. The brass is from work it had been laying around for years they finely decided to recycle it I grabbed a 8”x48” piece for who knows what. The pin is a ground off drill bit sharpened. I hope that my recipient is able to get some good use of it.

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.





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Don W

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#1 posted 423 days ago

it looks great Jim. I’m not sure what you could have done to make it work any better.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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terryR

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#2 posted 423 days ago

Looks great to me, Jim. I always love reclaimed woods, and your cherry/oak combo looks nice. You just can’t beat the price on that brass! :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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JayT

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#3 posted 423 days ago

Pretty and functional, what more could you want? Nice job, Jim.

-- "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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Gatorjim

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#4 posted 423 days ago

Thanks guys

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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waho6o9

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#5 posted 423 days ago

Beautiful work GatorJim.

The brass face plate works well with the cherry and oak.

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ShaneA

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#6 posted 423 days ago

Looks great to me. The brass should keep it service for a lifetime. Well done.

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Don Broussard

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#7 posted 423 days ago

Looks good to me as well. I’m sure your recipient will get lots of use from it.

I know what you mean about your first one. I have the sense that a lot of the participants in the marking gauge swap lost our marking gauge virginity in the swap. I know I did.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Mosquito

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#8 posted 423 days ago

Nice work Jim. I like the full brass face on it

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

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Rick M.

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#9 posted 423 days ago

Nothing wrong this gauge at all Jim, it’s sturdy, looks good, and works extremely well. I expect to get a lot of use from it. Thanks again!

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

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Gatorjim

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#10 posted 423 days ago

Glad to hear it Rick and your welcome

-- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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bondogaposis

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#11 posted 422 days ago

Great gauge, love the brass. Excellent workmanship.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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