Panel gauge (wheel cutter)

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Panel gauge
with brass bar and wheel cutter.

Here a panel gauge I made to match my other gauges, and my deep gauge in same design, ohhh yes and to enjoy making it.

It has a Veritas wheel cutter wheel in one end and a whole for a pin or a pencil in the other, it’s fitted with a brass bar, but this can be replaced by a hardwood bar if a longer is needed.
(I almost forgot to post this one).

1. Gauge shining.
2. The parts.
3. Designing and matching with the deep gauge.
4. Using the wheel.
5. Using a pen.
6. Full size.

Deep gauge:
M & M cutting gauge:

Hope it can be to some inspiration,

Best thoughts,


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

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#1 posted 09-01-2011 10:48 PM

I spy some brass hardware from the BHV ;) nice tool again, love the wood and shape!

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#2 posted 09-01-2011 11:06 PM

I want one- thanks for giving me this weekend’s idea. It is wonderful

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Kent Shepherd

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#3 posted 09-01-2011 11:26 PM

Where do you find time for all this. Everything you do is awesome

Thanks for sharing. You will never know the impact you have here!


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#4 posted 09-01-2011 11:44 PM

another beautyfull winner :-)

thank´s Mads

Take care

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#5 posted 09-02-2011 12:42 AM

It’s beautyfull Mafe.
The brass bar blends nicely with the wood.
I likr the dusal use cutter/pen.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 09-02-2011 01:46 AM

It looks like a really wonderful tool Mads. I was wondering what you were up to…. Glad to see it was something productive.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#7 posted 09-02-2011 01:48 AM

again, beautiful project. I hope you come out with a book one day on hand tools with a large section on making your own hand tools, marking gauges etc. It would be at the top of my list to read.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#8 posted 09-02-2011 02:06 AM

Always nice to see someones layout lines, how they started their work. How did you do that long narrow square hole? It must be just right I know from your work.

-- [email protected] : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#9 posted 09-02-2011 02:11 AM

very nice Mads. You’ve once again proved to be an inspiration. THANK YOU

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#10 posted 09-02-2011 02:44 AM

If I call you the LJ Official Tool Maker, I guess there would be few objections out there.

I should try to make one…it is not if but when.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#11 posted 09-02-2011 02:58 AM

really nice Mafe. I like the wide edge guide

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#12 posted 09-02-2011 03:01 AM

as usual very classy and elegant. nice work Mads. always a pleasure to watch – tres bien!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#13 posted 09-02-2011 03:24 AM

Beautiful work, Made.

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#14 posted 09-02-2011 03:39 AM

You’re the handtool king!! Nice work Mads

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#15 posted 09-02-2011 04:17 AM

Very posh Mads. It looks wonderful.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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