Marking Gauge

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Project by CodyM posted 05-03-2011 07:15 AM 2886 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first marking gauge I have made so far. It is made according the article written by Matt Kenney in issue number 211 of Fine Woodworking magazine. Made with scraps of red oak for the beam and the fence while the wedge is cocobolo. Dimensions are as follows, Beam: .5”T x 1”W x 7”L ; Fence: .75”T x 2”W x 3.5”L . The blade is .25”W x 1.23”L and made from a HSS jigsaw blade cut in half, teeth ground down, sanded scratches out and did final honing on 1000 and 8000 grit waterstones. The fence locking mechanism was made by epoxying a brass knurled nut to a brass bolt with the head cut off. A wooden disc was placed in a counterbored hole under the bolt to prevent damage to the beam. All in all the tool works great and I am happy with the outcome

-- Cody - Salt Lake City, UT

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#1 posted 05-03-2011 10:46 AM

niice add to the toolbox :-)
congrat´s with your new toy


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#2 posted 05-04-2011 12:38 AM

I like it!
It reminds me of a Japanese kebiki.

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#3 posted 05-06-2011 02:44 AM

Very well done. Looks quite functional as well as being nice to look at.

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