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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.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."





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JayT

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#1 posted 284 days ago

Beautiful work!

-- "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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Handtooler

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#2 posted 284 days ago

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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ShaneA

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#3 posted 284 days ago

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

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Don Broussard

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#4 posted 284 days ago

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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ChuckC

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#5 posted 284 days ago

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

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Don W

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#6 posted 284 days ago

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

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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kapanen

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#7 posted 284 days ago

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 284 days ago

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.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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theoldfart

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#9 posted 284 days ago

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

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#10 posted 284 days ago

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

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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Mauricio

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#11 posted 284 days ago

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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aussiedave

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#12 posted 284 days ago

Very nice looking marking gauges….great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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lysdexic

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#13 posted 284 days ago

Well executed sir.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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nzmerlin

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#14 posted 283 days ago

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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nzmerlin

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#15 posted 283 days ago

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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