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Project by waho6o9 posted 07-03-2013 03:47 AM 1155 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sure was a lot of fun making different types of gauges. 2 of the best ones went to
Mos and hopefully he’ll be able to use them.

One wasn’t gliding smoothly so I attached a piece of UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight)
plastic to it and it worked a lot better. Then I figured he’d want to know the deminsions
of the mortises so I attached a self adhesive ruler from Rocklers on each one.

Then I wanted to make one with the least amount of hardware and came up with the one
that’s signed for the gauge swap.

I sent a ball peen hammer from the mallet swap time as well.

The blades were made out of a Japanese marking knife and a HSS from Harbor Freight
or it might have been from a lathe turning tool.

Many thanks to all the LJers on this fine Marking Gauge swap.





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Don W

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#1 posted 07-03-2013 07:17 AM

excellent. Very nice gauges.

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

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#2 posted 07-03-2013 12:35 PM

These are really nice, excellent work.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#3 posted 07-03-2013 12:57 PM

Those are beautiful; I love how you incorporated the tape measure.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 07-03-2013 01:47 PM

Looks good, Wahoo.

-- "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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#5 posted 07-03-2013 03:29 PM

I like the measure tape too.

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

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#6 posted 07-03-2013 03:32 PM

Classy. Really like the wood knobs on them.

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#7 posted 07-03-2013 04:48 PM

nice innovative ideas!

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

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#8 posted 07-03-2013 11:53 PM

Looks great, Waho. I like the knobs, too!

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

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waho6o9

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#9 posted 07-04-2013 12:56 AM

Thank you folks, I appreciate the comments and your
affirmations.

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