|Project by Rick M.||posted 02-08-2014 07:25 PM||2511 views||22 times favorited||9 comments|
Walnut and American holly, shop made tightening bolt, jigsaw blade for cutter, beeswax and oil finish.
I wanted a marking gauge with a blade instead of a pin and this style is very easy to make. The bar is 4 pieces of 1/4×5/8 rather than a solid piece with a routered slot. The holly piece behind the cutter is turned end grain up so the screw goes into face grain. Bolt is a 1/4×20, I chiseled out a spot for the head, glued a piece underneath to hold it in and then turned to shape on the lathe. Depth of cut is about 5 1/2”. I made it over the course of 3 days but total time was probably 90 minutes not including finishing. If I make another it would go much faster.