Marking gauge

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Project by KCConst posted 11-08-2014 02:13 AM 2319 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this marking gauge with figured walnut and brass. The end caps are dovetailed, the brass screw was handmade knurled and the tip sets securely on the matching brass top inlay. The blade is removable by means of two screws which hold it firmly in place. The metal tape measure was inlayed in the walnut and aligned with the blade location for quick accurate marking.

-- "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do" Wooden

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#1 posted 11-08-2014 02:35 AM

Well made looks great, love the tape

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 11-08-2014 02:50 AM

Beautiful, Very well made.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#3 posted 11-08-2014 04:14 AM

She’s definitely a beauty! Great idea to inlay the measuring tape into the beam. Great craftsmanship.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#4 posted 11-08-2014 06:21 AM

Awesome job on the marking gauge.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 11-08-2014 06:47 AM

A fine bit of craftsmanship, should serve you well for years to come and your heirs.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#6 posted 11-08-2014 06:37 PM

A great idea ! And very nicely carried out too,with nice neat workmanship wow ,I like your style. Keep up the good work. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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