|Project by madts||posted 02-27-2014 08:01 PM||1822 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
Pic #1 is the marking gauge that I have had for a number of years. It is an old Stanley. Very hard to get accurate, because of the knob tightening right on the slider.
This is what I came up with, with the help of several LJs. The one with the cherry dowel for the slider I really like because of the offset tightening knob. Very easy to get precise. The other one is pretty standard. 4 piece slider is to me much easier to make as my router set-up is dismal. I have used threaded inserts throughout.
My big problem right now is blades for the tools. A hacksaw blade and a washer do not cut it. Next I will try planer blades, when they get changed out.
Knobs are Walnut as is the body. Sliders are both Cherry.
I love the combination of Walnut and brass.
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