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Project by ScaleShipWright posted 215 days ago 1152 views 11 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 214 days ago

Now that’s a nice peice !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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johnstoneb

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#2 posted 214 days ago

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

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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stefang

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#3 posted 214 days ago

Nice work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Tim

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#4 posted 214 days ago

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

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#5 posted 214 days ago

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 214 days ago

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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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#7 posted 214 days ago

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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Airframer

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#8 posted 214 days ago

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

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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ScaleShipWright

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#9 posted 214 days ago

Thank you.

Here is a detail of the adjustment:

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hunter71

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#10 posted 214 days ago

One of the best I have seen.

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yuridichesky

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#11 posted 213 days ago

Excelent!

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

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ScaleShipWright

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#12 posted 213 days ago

Thank you again for the generous comments.

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

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Robert Tutsky

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#13 posted 207 days ago

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 206 days ago

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 201 days ago

Added to my favorites.

-- - Terry

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