|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 08-17-2013 11:28 AM||1409 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
This is one of my past projects, but since I’m seeing a lot of shop made marking gauges mentioned, I thought I’d join the fray. I built this a few years ago when I was just getting into woodworking. I didn’t know if I even needed a gauge, so I didn’t think it was worth putting out the money to buy a really nice one.
So I looked online and found an Instructable. After deciphering the instructions, it looked doable by me since it didn’t involve cutting a mortise, just a few holes.
The beam is a dowel and the head stock is most likely a hunk of pine. The blade is a brad nail which is pointed on one end and filed to a thin blade on the other, thus I have a scratch and cutting gauge depending on what I need. I finished it with linseed oil.
I have used it from time to time and it is quite handy when needed. It’s also nice to think that this is a unique tool that is unlike most others out there.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!