Mike & Mads cutting gauge (blog) #3: Manual (not really needed)

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Blog entry by mafe posted 03-12-2011 09:56 PM 7871 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Mike & Mads cutting gauge manual (blog)
A gift to a wonderful friend.


This is the third part, so for you who step in here, please go back to the beginning:

I don’t know if it is really needed, but thought it was fine?

The gauge with the round side of the gauge head facing a curved or circular shape, in this way it can follow any shape.

Like this.

The cutting gauge with the flat side of the gauge head against a straight side, in this way you have more stability.

Now the other end of the gauge are turned over, and a pencil are used in the hole for drawing none permanent lines.

And here with the little awl I made for it.

In use you will use the other hand to hold the little awl down (I use mine for the camera).
The reason I made a small awl is that it is easier to control with the other hand.

The same but in a full view.
So now Mike there are no excuse, as I wrote you it’s a tool so the more you use it, the more happy I will be…

And after a how the little box was done: Soon.

Hope this blog can be to some inspiration, for me it is was so much a pleasure to make these Mike & Mads cutting gauges,

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

4 comments so far

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#1 posted 03-13-2011 09:40 AM

Wow! I love the diversity of jobs that you’ve built into this gauge. Great job and a very beautiful tool, Mads!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#2 posted 03-13-2011 10:26 AM

Hi Mafe,

I wish I have one like this… :)

seriously, I admire your resoucefullness and you narrative skills.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 03-13-2011 02:44 PM

Rick, thank you so, I smile a big smile.
Ian, you read too many farytales… Laugh. Thank you also.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 03-13-2011 05:00 PM

I’m having good thoughts, Mads !!

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

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