A lil marking gauge

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Project by toolchap posted 06-04-2010 05:05 PM 2922 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Something I made after a few years of banging dents in my bench with gauges that would not get to JUST the space I wanted them. Then you bang it back a bit….oops..bit more. Lump this for a bad business, I dont have time for this [email protected]$t. Unfortunately not my idea, just my version. Found this in Roger Smith’s PTMPIA years ago…of course I wanted one. It also needed to do hollows and rounds, its tip needed to be replaceable, I wanted it to please me visually.

If it pleases you, I will be glad to hear.

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#1 posted 06-04-2010 05:09 PM

It pleases me, a good job that should do the job for years to come


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#2 posted 06-04-2010 05:19 PM

Really nice, and plenty of adjustments. Like the datails. it’s just my kind of tool.
Just bought a Veritas with the microadjuster, because I had the same feeling with the wooden ones, but at the end I I think it’s all a matter of what we are used to. I have seen old cabinetmakes adjust by micros with a pice of wood.

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

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#3 posted 06-04-2010 06:26 PM

Nice li’l marking gauge that will get you down deep.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 06-04-2010 10:40 PM

Ah, my friend! No need for me to say anything anymore. You have a window already!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#5 posted 06-04-2010 11:40 PM

great looking mark!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#6 posted 06-05-2010 12:18 AM

This is the firdt time I have seen a marking guage that looks like this. Good job.

-- Don - Rochester, NY

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#7 posted 06-09-2010 02:45 PM

That’ll do the job!

-- if you can't light a $100 bill on fire and watch it burn, you're in the wrong hobby.

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#8 posted 02-11-2011 10:01 PM

I donĀ“t know how I missed this one first time
Dang….its a nice looking usefull tool
yes I like it :-)

take care

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#9 posted 07-10-2013 03:53 AM


-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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