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Project by ScaleShipWright posted 223 days ago 1163 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 223 days ago

Now that’s a nice peice !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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johnstoneb

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#2 posted 223 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 223 days ago

Nice work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Tim

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#4 posted 223 days ago

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

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#5 posted 223 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 223 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 223 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 223 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 222 days ago

Thank you.

Here is a detail of the adjustment:

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hunter71

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#10 posted 222 days ago

One of the best I have seen.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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yuridichesky

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#11 posted 222 days ago

Excelent!

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

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ScaleShipWright

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#12 posted 222 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 216 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 215 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 210 days ago

Added to my favorites.

-- - Terry

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