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Marking Gauge, do we ever get tired of them

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Project by Rick M. posted 170 days ago 1862 views 18 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.

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steve_in_ohio

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#1 posted 170 days ago

very nice looking gauge, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Wolfdaddy

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#2 posted 170 days ago

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

-- Your failures do not take away your possibilities.

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 170 days ago

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 170 days ago

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

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 169 days ago

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 169 days ago

Nice job.

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

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Rick M.

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#7 posted 169 days ago

Thanks everyone.

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

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DavidH

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#8 posted 168 days ago

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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kiefer

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#9 posted 168 days ago

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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