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Project by ScaleShipWright posted 12-21-2013 11:14 AM 1672 views 12 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello,

I needed a marking gauge to start my next project so I decided to try making one. It is a combination type, with the capability of scribing two parallel lines for mortices or tenons. Woods are maple, cherry (for the fence) and pear. Some photos of the disassembled parts:

A photo with the pins set for a mortice:

The pins can be easily removed for sharpening.

-- God exists... But relax, He's not you!





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racerglen

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#1 posted 12-21-2013 02:11 PM

Now that’s a nice peice !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 12-21-2013 02:19 PM

That is a marking guage I would be proud to use.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 12-21-2013 03:40 PM

Nice work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 12-21-2013 06:18 PM

Very nice. Where did you get the hardware? Brass right?

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#5 posted 12-21-2013 06:41 PM

Well done and practical project.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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ScaleShipWright

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#6 posted 12-21-2013 07:07 PM

Thanks for the comments.

Tim, right it is brass (the threaded rod for the regulation of the pins is steel). Most of the brass-work is made from scratch, using bars and rods of various sizes. The cylindrical piece at the tail of the sliding stock is made with one of those brass electrical connectors (they are covered with plastic with two screws to tighten wires).

-- God exists... But relax, He's not you!

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#7 posted 12-21-2013 10:37 PM

Wow thats a fine tool. Looks like it is ready to go to the production line at LN or similar..

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#8 posted 12-21-2013 11:51 PM

That is nice! I like the threaded adjustment for the mortising gauge. I need to make me one of these.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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ScaleShipWright

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#9 posted 12-22-2013 07:45 AM

Thank you.

Here is a detail of the adjustment:

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#10 posted 12-22-2013 12:20 PM

One of the best I have seen.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 12-22-2013 08:27 PM

Excelent!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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ScaleShipWright

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#12 posted 12-22-2013 09:01 PM

Thank you again for the generous comments.

-- God exists... But relax, He's not you!

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#13 posted 12-29-2013 03:46 AM

Beautiful gauge! I really like how you worked all of the pieces to work smoothly (I suspect). Kudos to you!

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#14 posted 12-30-2013 01:25 AM

Beautiful gauge.
I have a soft spot for self made tools, this goes right in.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#15 posted 01-03-2014 05:17 PM

Added to my favorites.

-- - Terry

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