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Marking Gauge for the Shop Made Tool Swap

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This is the gauge I made for the Shop Made Tool Swap. Hard maple, purple heart and brass. I purchased the knife from Hamilton Woodworks. A Threaded insert was used for the knife and a epoxy set nut for the knurled knob. The brass strip wasn’t really necessary to use with the purple heart, but I thought visually it looked better.

These two were iterations #3 and #4. Number 4 went to Mauricio (yes, it went to a good home) and #3 is in my tool chest.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR





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JayT

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#1 posted 07-08-2013 02:55 PM

Beautiful work!

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

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#2 posted 07-08-2013 03:36 PM

Magnificant! And, I’m quite sure they’ll scribe true and accurate lines.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#3 posted 07-08-2013 04:48 PM

Really nice. I think the brass strip definitely adds to it.

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#4 posted 07-08-2013 05:52 PM

Bravo, Clayton! Another brave soul using purple heart for the marking gauge. Yours came out really nice, and I like the brass wear strip for contrast—it “belongs” there. Well done.

-- 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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#5 posted 07-08-2013 07:42 PM

Sweet looking gauge! I bet getting that threaded insert into the PH was a pain.

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#6 posted 07-08-2013 08:51 PM

man they look nice. I keep saying that and they just keep coming. Nice job CL810!!

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

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kapanen

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#7 posted 07-08-2013 09:33 PM

I checked out the site, for I was curious about a good place to find a blade, with out making one myself.

I was curious, where do you find the brass?

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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CL810

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#8 posted 07-08-2013 09:50 PM

Thanks guys.

ChuckC, I misspoke! I used a threaded insert for the blade and believe me that was hard enough in hard maple. But I sunk a nut in a forstner drilled hole with epoxy. Don’t know what I was thinking when I posted.

kapanen - I purchase the bar stock from McMaster Carr.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#9 posted 07-08-2013 10:21 PM

Fine tools, the colors work well together and compliment the craftsmanship. Well done.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#10 posted 07-09-2013 12:21 AM

Very nice work. I like the contrasting colored wood you used.

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#11 posted 07-09-2013 02:00 AM

I was the proud recipient of this gauge! In fact I used it last night and it worked great. Thanks again CL

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

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#12 posted 07-09-2013 04:01 AM

Very nice looking marking gauges….great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#13 posted 07-09-2013 04:30 AM

Well executed sir.

-- I love Jeeps

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#14 posted 07-09-2013 11:11 AM

That is very nice.
I would love to be able to make one like that for myself, never had a decent marking gauge before.

Where wood one find some plans for a fine looking piece.

Merlin

-- No! Try Not. Do, or do Not.There is no Try.

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#15 posted 07-09-2013 11:15 AM

That is very nice.
I would love to be able to make one like that for myself, never had a decent marking gauge before.

Where wood one find some plans for a fine looking piece.

Merlin

-- No! Try Not. Do, or do Not.There is no Try.

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