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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-18-2020 06:45 PM 1433 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received an order for another marking gauge. This one is made from Brazilian rosewood, brass and stainless steel.

The wood body is 1 3/4” diameter and 1 5/8” long and the 3/8” stainless shaft is 6” long.
The last shot is of drilling a tapping the body before it was shaped. The drill fixture puts the hole right on center.
It is finished with EEE and Shellawax.

Cheers, Jim

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





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lew

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#1 posted 06-18-2020 06:52 PM

That’s gorgeous, Jim. Really like that centering jig!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 06-18-2020 07:20 PM

Mighty fine looking marking gauge Jim! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 06-18-2020 07:23 PM

COOL!

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#4 posted 06-18-2020 07:27 PM

you are the tool master jim.i dont think you could buy a nicer one.

-- 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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recycle1943

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#5 posted 06-18-2020 07:49 PM

That is really nice – I know he’ll like it

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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MJR

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#6 posted 06-18-2020 08:06 PM

This will be a Crown Royal letter opener to go with Jim’s pen, The barrel wood will go where the white is on the tube.

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#7 posted 06-18-2020 08:38 PM

Nice piece of engineering there Jim, your customer will be very well pleased I bet

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 06-18-2020 08:42 PM

What an absolute beauty. Well made!

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#9 posted 06-18-2020 08:42 PM

That’s an excellent gauge Jim. Stainless steel, top of the line. I used a old lamp tube. Nice shape too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 06-18-2020 09:21 PM

Your combination of metal working and wood working skills sure results in some useful and attractive projects Jim! I’m not surprised you get orders for your work.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#11 posted 06-18-2020 09:55 PM

That’s a super marker Jim. Where did you get the cutting blade and how did you attach it to the SS rod?
Where did you get the knurled screw and how long is it?

-- James E McIntyre

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luv2learn

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#12 posted 06-18-2020 10:38 PM

Nicely done Jim. A handy tool for sure.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 06-19-2020 02:14 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I had just enough material to finish this one..Plus had to use a respirator for the whole process on the rosewood.

Hi Michael..I see another swap taking place!!!!!!!!! thanks,Jim

Hi James I bought the cutter at Woodcraft- the last one they had. They are made by Wood River and I drilled and tapped the end of the shaft with a 6-32 tap and used a stainless flat head screw to hold it on. The knurled screw is 2 pieces. I turned and knurled the head and then tapped it and put in a brass 10-24 screw with Locktite to secure the head on.The Southbend lathe was used a lot for this piece.

cheers, Jim

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

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MJR

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#14 posted 06-19-2020 02:29 AM

That’s the surprise I said I had for you, I do a lot of matching sets like that. I would have sent it with the pen but I didn’t think of it until afterwards


Thank you all for the nice comments. I had just enough material to finish this one..Plus had to use a respirator for the whole process on the rosewood.

Hi Michael..I see another swap taking place!!!!!!!!! thanks,Jim

Hi James I bought the cutter at Woodcraft- the last one they had. They are made by Wood River and I drilled and tapped the end of the shaft with a 6-32 tap and used a stainless flat head screw to hold it on. The knurled screw is 2 pieces. I turned and knurled the head and then tapped it and put in a brass 10-24 screw with Locktite to secure the head on.The Southbend lathe was used a lot for this piece.

cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


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#15 posted 06-19-2020 08:43 AM

Really nice Jim.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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