|Forum topic by DavidNorth||posted 334 days ago||377 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
334 days ago
I’m in the process of building the Seaton Marking gauge form this article: http://www.popularwoodworking.com/techniques/hand-tools-techniques/mystery_of_the_marking_gauge
What I found to be a problem is, after chopping a nice mortice for the wedge according to the instructions, when I am chopping the arm mortice which encounters the other across part of its width, I end up with breakout because there’s material that isn’t supported due to this overlap.
I don’t think this is going to affect the function of this gauge, and won’t be visible on the outside of course, but I’m not too happy with having done a messy job of it on the inside. I’d do it again if I knew how to approach it better. Does any one have any tips?