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Project by mafe posted 12-30-2013 01:38 AM 8219 views 71 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Board center gauge
wood version

This is a gauge I have seen boat builders use to mark center on both sides of boards when splitting them in half.
The grooves will serve as a guide or the saw cut.
So this was the wooden version that I made before the brass and dark wood, both work well.
(This was made February 2011, just never posted).

I made again a blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/39158

Pictures:
1. The gauge in use, as you see it works with many thicknesses.
2. This is the super basic version, scrap wood, two dowels and a nail.
3. Selecting a drill bit to match.
4. The parts.
5. I wedged the legs in place here.
6. Using the gauge, as you can see I here used a brass screw as pin and made it able to adjust the pin like this.

This version are quite fast to make, can be shaped easy and in my opinion looks dam sexy too!

Happy newyear to all of you.


Best thoughts,
Mads

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





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mafe

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 02:15 AM

Now with blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/39158

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

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 02:24 AM

I like it, well done – nice step-by-step in blog.

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

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Glen Peterson

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 03:11 AM

Yet another great and beautiful shop tool.
Cheers,

-- Glen

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#4 posted 12-30-2013 03:12 AM

Yet another great and beautiful shop tool.
Cheers,

-- Glen

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#5 posted 12-30-2013 03:41 AM

Super slick little useful tool!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 12-30-2013 03:53 AM

Very useful tool.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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lanwater

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#7 posted 12-30-2013 05:10 AM

Cool Mads.

I was shopping online for brass. I guess now I can make one cheaper :)

I will probably go for brass if I find something locally.

Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 12-30-2013 05:49 AM

Very handy to have at times

-- Norman

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#9 posted 12-30-2013 08:14 AM

Looks great and useful Mads.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 12-30-2013 11:57 AM

Fantastic! It don’t get any simpler than this. Good one Mads

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#11 posted 12-30-2013 05:28 PM

Very nice indeed and looks easy enough to make (famous last words). I may have to give it ago.

-- Mike

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#12 posted 12-30-2013 06:22 PM

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#13 posted 12-30-2013 06:46 PM

Awesome

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