Marking Gauge for 2013 Gauge swap

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Project by ChuckC posted 07-02-2013 04:44 AM 3719 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the marking gauge I came up with for the recent swap. The wood is Cherry, Walnut, and Padauk. Ball bearings keep the beam at 90 degrees to the body. The slot in the beam is slightly larger than the bearings so only one side of the bearings touch at a time. The name on the bottom is that of the recipient.

The finish is Danish Oil and wax.

I had a great time participating in this swap. I look forward to the next one.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 07-02-2013 04:50 AM

Nice gauge, only a true lumberjock would put ball bearings on a marking gauge. I’m impressed.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 07-02-2013 05:17 AM

Another fine and creative gauge. The name plate is a great addition, too.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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

I am very happy with it Chuck. It works just as nicely as it looks too!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#4 posted 07-02-2013 11:31 AM

Unique design and well executed. Great job, Chuck!

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

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#5 posted 07-02-2013 12:14 PM

Looks cool , but I have to wonder how comfortable it would be after repeated uses. : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 07-02-2013 12:30 PM

Most excellent marking gauge.

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#7 posted 07-02-2013 01:44 PM

Nicely done.
Tnx for sharing this design.
Where do you guys get these fancy brass knobs...???

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#8 posted 07-02-2013 03:25 PM

I like the BB idea. Great woods. Nice job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 07-02-2013 05:54 PM

The bearings are a great improvement to this design. Nice work!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#10 posted 07-02-2013 08:52 PM

super gauge. I like every ones ideas on a simple tool

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#11 posted 07-03-2013 03:12 AM

Great idea with the bearings, bet it’s smooth as silk.


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#12 posted 07-03-2013 03:21 AM

You designed one of the best marking gauge’s I’ve seen. How did you put the scrolled name on the back?

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#13 posted 07-03-2013 11:58 PM

Very nice, Chuck. The ball bearings are over the top!

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

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