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Marking Gauge, do we ever get tired of them

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Project by Rick M. posted 02-08-2014 07:25 PM 2034 views 20 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|





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steve_in_ohio

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#1 posted 02-08-2014 08:17 PM

very nice looking gauge, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#2 posted 02-08-2014 09:39 PM

That is lovely. I need to make one of these.

-- Your failures do not take away your possibilities.

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#3 posted 02-08-2014 10:02 PM

This is a great looking gauge. A treasure you will keep I hope.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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SPalm

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#4 posted 02-08-2014 11:43 PM

Nice one Rick.
I need to make one, thanks for the inspiration.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 02-09-2014 03:56 AM

Very nice work! Like the reuse of the jigsaw blade for the cutter.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#6 posted 02-09-2014 05:16 PM

Nice job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Rick M.

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#7 posted 02-09-2014 08:42 PM

Thanks everyone.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#8 posted 02-10-2014 03:53 AM

never get tired of looking at them, this is a nice one! thanks for sharing

-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)

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#9 posted 02-10-2014 04:54 AM

Thanks for this Rick
I need one from time to time and this sounds like a easy straight forward build and looks beautiful .

-- Kiefer 松

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