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Forum topic by CFrye posted 11-13-2015 01:33 PM 1283 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CFrye

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11-13-2015 01:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: millers falls mystery tool adjustable question

Found this gizmo at a flea market the other day. Approx 3×2x1/2” in size and of metal construction.
Front

Back

The front is clearly marked Millers Falls with more printing I could not make out.
The two pins or posts do not rotate but do slide in and out and are secured by knurled set screws. The tabs on the ends of the posts were not sharp at all. The back had a nun sharp protruding tip as well that moved in conjunction with the post on the front.
I really like to have unusual tools and almost bought it for the novelty. However I am trying to curb the novelty impulse due to dwindling shop space and a cranky shop mate who claims I am pushing him out of HIS shop!
;-b
Thanks in advance for your help.

-- God bless, Candy


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#1 posted 11-13-2015 01:36 PM

It’s a marking gauge. #227 Butt Marking Gauge to be precise.

Instructions on use:

http://www.ablastfromthepastandmore.com/tooldetail.asp?ItemNum=248

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#2 posted 11-13-2015 02:10 PM

Great find Candy. I’m glad I guessed that right for once, and thanks to dhazelton for the confirmation. It looks like it could be cleaned up, sharpened and put to good use.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 11-13-2015 02:18 PM

Thanks, dhazelton!
I also found instructions for a Stanley version with pictures, for the visual learner inside.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 11-13-2015 03:45 PM

It is a marking gage like what us woodworkers make out of wood or get in the mail from our Lumberjock buddies ( Mads).

Jim

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

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#5 posted 11-13-2015 04:11 PM

Nice find. Wonder how old it is?

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#6 posted 11-13-2015 04:33 PM

A BUTT marking gauge????
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#7 posted 11-13-2015 04:34 PM

COOL find… Restore it… Sharpen the Markers… Use it… :)

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#8 posted 11-13-2015 07:31 PM

It is like one of these from Mads.

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#9 posted 11-13-2015 09:43 PM

So are you going back for it? If you don’t hang doors it’s just a conversation piece.

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kiefer

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#10 posted 11-13-2015 09:46 PM

OK it’s a butt marking gauge but don’t take it to work it’s supposed to be used on lumber not people .

Klaus

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#11 posted 11-13-2015 11:17 PM

Nice find Cindy, even though I didn’t have a clue what it was. You will need another shelf or shop soon.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#12 posted 11-14-2015 07:36 AM

Thank you all for commenting. I am back home in Oklahoma and it is still at The Man Cave Arizona if any of you want to go for it.

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 11-15-2015 07:44 PM

I HAVE ONE OF THESE AND ACTUALLY DO USE IT FROM TIME TO TIME.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#14 posted 11-16-2015 12:38 AM

I have the Stearns version and have yet to use it. I’ll have to remember to pull it out and try it.

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