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Padauk Marking Gauge

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Project by Wally331 posted 07-08-2013 05:56 PM 1081 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some pics of the gauge I sent to Waho6o9. I made it from padauk and brass. I think it turned out pretty well, although I wasn’t very happy with the length of the blade, and I screwed up cutting the mortise and had to make a small patch for it. He seems to like it though so it was all worth it.

I also made a quick dovetailed box to store it and as a shipping crate.





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#1 posted 07-08-2013 06:00 PM

Very nice wood and brass combination, Wally. Nice touch with the shipping/storage box too.

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#2 posted 07-08-2013 06:02 PM

The padauk and brass look great together. Nice job, Wally!

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#3 posted 07-08-2013 06:03 PM

Looks good. The brass is really nice on these gauges. I wish I would have added some to mine now.

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#4 posted 07-08-2013 06:08 PM

very well done.

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#5 posted 07-09-2013 04:29 AM

Nice gauge and box to put your marking and measuring gear in….well done.

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#6 posted 07-10-2013 01:16 AM

Wally I like this. The solid brass bottom of the fence brings balance to the gauge. I don’t usually like solid brass fence faces but it really works with this wood and design. Solid craftsmanship.

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