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Forum topic by CharlesA posted 10-07-2014 04:51 PM 706 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlesA

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10-07-2014 04:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question marking gauge cutting gauge

I have a Crown cutting gauge, not a pin, but a knife with a brass wedge that holds the knife in place. The dang brass wedge keeps coming out. It’s not a heavy piece, so I don’t want to pound on it with a mallet or some such. How do you keep your brass wedge secure?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson


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#1 posted 10-07-2014 05:30 PM

I’d be wanting to return it to the seller or Crown if possible.
Bill

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#2 posted 10-07-2014 05:37 PM

Rough up the bearing faces w/ sandpaper.

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#3 posted 10-07-2014 05:43 PM

How did it work before, I mean how did it held in place before.

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#4 posted 10-07-2014 05:53 PM

Charles, I have that exact gauge. Funny thing, I had the opposite problem at first, I couldn’t get the wedge out when I wanted to sharpen it. I finally did, and when I reinstalled it, I held the end of it on the edge of my bench so the knife point wasn’t on the bench, put a small piece of scrap pine on top of the wedge, gave it a couple light taps with a small hammer, and it hasn’t come out since.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#5 posted 10-07-2014 06:20 PM

It became much less secure after I sharpened the knife (although it became much more useful with a sharpened knife). Ed, I thought I had tried something similar, but I was more intentional about your method, and it seems pretty secure. We’ll see.

Thanks, all.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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