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Vintage English Marking/Mortise/Combination/Cutting Gauges

09-20-2021 10:54 PM by Brit | 23 comments »

Recently I restored a vintage 6” mortise gauge by I. Sorby and posted some photos of it on the ‘Measuring and Marking Tools of Your Dreams’ thread. I mentioned that I had to replace the spurs (points) on it and was asked how I went about it. Since this procedure can vary from gauge to gauge, I decided to write a blog post showing some of these old English gauges. We’re talking late 19th century to mid 20th century. I’ll start with some general information and terminology, then describe how to dismantle and change the spurs and finish with what to look out for when buying one of these old gauges. So, put your drool bibs on, strap in and enjoy. As some of you know, I ...

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