Marking gauge

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Project by RaggedKerf posted 03-28-2013 07:42 PM 1666 views 5 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was in need of a marking gauge and came across this website by Bob Rozaieski that had a GREAT video on how to make one of these handy little tools.

I followed his directions as well as I could (my wood stock was a little different sized and I am LEFT handed) and it turned out great! After the glue dried on the fence (I had to glue up two pieces to make a thickness usable) it took about 2 hours to make.

No brass inlay or fancy knobs, but I made it from scrap, it cost me nothing, and it WORKS.

Thanks for the project idea, Bob!!

For details you can see my blog, here.

-- Steve

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 04-05-2013 08:06 AM

Great marking gauge.
You can never have enough, I think I have seven :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 08-17-2013 12:57 AM

I remember when I made my first marking gauge. I didn’t want to buy something that I might not use. I found an instructable and deciphered the directions. I have used it on occasion, but I think I like it more than one I might have just bought somewhere. Nothing like making it yourself!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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