Black Walnut and Brass Marking Gauge

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Project by HardCorps posted 04-05-2019 06:28 PM 1124 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My initial plan for this was to make the fence out of one piece and chisel out the square opening for the beam to pass through, but my chiseling skills need some work. The opening wasn’t quite square and was a little too big. Finished it with teak oil and paste wax. I think I’ll give it to my brother for his birthday.


Just to be clear, I chucked the original chiseled fence in the scrap pile and went with the glued up version.

-- Steve - Ft. Worth

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#1 posted 04-05-2019 06:47 PM

Sweet!! I’m sure he’ll love it.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#2 posted 04-05-2019 07:51 PM

beautiful gauge.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 04-05-2019 11:11 PM

Very Nice & Well Done Steve!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 04-05-2019 11:39 PM

That looks really great.

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#5 posted 04-05-2019 11:46 PM

Nice looking tool. Great job!

-- AJ

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#6 posted 04-05-2019 11:55 PM

I like how it turned out. I made one for myself using the chisel method and found it wanting as well. I think 2.0 will look more like yours. Thanks for sharing.

-- Ty

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#7 posted 04-20-2019 01:01 PM

Do you mind saying where you found the hardware?

-- Jerrybox-Boxes Unlimited

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#8 posted 04-22-2019 10:18 PM

Do you mind saying where you found the hardware?

- Jerrybox

The hardware came from Home Depot. I live in Ft. Worth and you can’t drive 3 miles in any direction without running into a HD, but I could only find one store in the whole DFW area that had them in stock. The brass bars came from Ace Hardware.

-- Steve - Ft. Worth

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