A marking gauge from Denmark (I think)...

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Project by mafe posted 03-26-2010 09:49 PM 3950 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I promised my Italian buddy to post some pictures of this beautiful fellow.
I did not make him, just bought him with some old tools.
Al I can tell is that he used to be the normal one here, and that I remember it all the way back from public school.

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

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#1 posted 03-26-2010 09:52 PM

How do you use it?

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#2 posted 03-26-2010 10:05 PM

I rember them too Mafe
and today I have two of them waiting
downstairs in the shop to be cleaned
and honed so the will serve many more
years from now
and the marking gauge you have ther
looks in great condition
thanks for sharing


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#3 posted 03-26-2010 10:16 PM

You simply loosen the big wedge, adjust, tighten it back – and ready to go.

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

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#4 posted 03-26-2010 10:30 PM

Nice marking gauge. I’ve never seen one like it before.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 03-26-2010 11:48 PM

yes, very nice, I’ll build one sooner or later…
thank you Mads

-- Antonio

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#6 posted 03-27-2010 01:53 AM

interesting tool…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#7 posted 03-27-2010 04:18 AM

What they all said ;-) Thanks for posting.

-- 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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#8 posted 03-27-2010 07:30 AM

Walter Hays a friend of my dad had one of these when I was a kid. Walter was the best carpenter I ever saw as good or better than Norm. He only had hand tools all old and worn no power tools. He could take a fraiming square and do math on it. You could tell him how long a wall was and how tall. He would take the square tell you the pitch of the roof and number of studs. A real carpenter. He tried to show me but it didn’t take. He said the gage was his granddad’s brought fron England. A cool tool thanks for reminding me of old Walter Hays.

-- GAR

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#9 posted 03-27-2010 02:21 PM

Thanks for the comments, I love the story of Walter (perhaps he had Danish roods). Water is a common name here.

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

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#10 posted 10-22-2010 02:10 AM

Sorry for being a little dense, but what does this gauge do? Where do you use it for what do you measure? Can you show with a picture??

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#11 posted 09-22-2011 05:55 AM

Seconded PaBull! I’d like to know as well.

-- bilbaggins says: The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. ~ Chinese proverb

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#12 posted 09-22-2011 08:03 PM

bilbaginĀ“s and Pabull :-)

its just a simple duobble markinggauge or a tennongauge to scribe lines with
as all the others you see around it has same function


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#13 posted 04-17-2013 12:18 PM

A beautiful and useful tool. Now I have one, too Thank you , Mads!!!!!!!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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