My entry in the marking guage swap

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Project by Gatorjim posted 07-01-2013 01:16 PM 958 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 07-01-2013 01:38 PM

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

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#2 posted 07-01-2013 01:46 PM

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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#3 posted 07-01-2013 01:47 PM

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

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

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#4 posted 07-01-2013 01:53 PM

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

Beautiful work GatorJim.

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

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#6 posted 07-01-2013 02:25 PM

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 07-01-2013 03:37 PM

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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#8 posted 07-01-2013 03:38 PM

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

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

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#9 posted 07-02-2013 01:54 AM

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!


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#10 posted 07-02-2013 02:06 AM

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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#11 posted 07-02-2013 12:05 PM

Great gauge, love the brass. Excellent workmanship.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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