Woodsmith style Setup Gauge

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Project by TheWoodfather posted 03-21-2021 10:52 AM 1254 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I’m still putting myself through my own little woodworking skill up journey, I’ve spent dedicated time the past year on joinery, sharpening, dovetailing, boxmaking, and now, I’m super excited to begin the new phase, tool making!

I’m looking to make a bunch of woodworking hand tools over the next few months, and to kick it off, this week I made the Woodsmith Setup Gauge. I did start to design my own, but as this is the first tool I’m making, I wanted to start on the right foot, so I deferred to the pro’s and used their design. I’m really happy with how it came out.

I’ve used Brazilian Walnut and aluminium to make this. Their plans call for brass, but for what is pretty much my first ever metal working experience, I thought I’d choose the cheaper option. Fortunately, the walnut really darkened up with oil, so the dark brown brings out the bright silver in a great way.

As always, there’s a video up on my channel, I’ve been working hard trying to make videos more entertaining and enjoyable to watch, so click the image below to head over and check it out if interested.

-- - Here, for learning.

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#1 posted 03-21-2021 11:25 AM

Very nice, This looks like a handy gauge for many other uses as well. Good job!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#2 posted 03-21-2021 01:13 PM

Nice project, I could use that. In my shop.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 03-29-2021 11:04 AM

Really nice one, I might make my self a new one, replacing my IKEA version.
Best thoughts,

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

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