Marking Gage Swap

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Project by 489tad posted 06-30-2013 04:25 PM 2423 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the marking gage I made for Brandon. The wood might be Brazilian Mahogany. The brass is real brass. The W-1 making blade is nested in a piece of brass held in by 4-40 screws. 4-40 threaded inserts are epoxied into the rail end. I tapped the fence with a 3/8-16 thread and protected the threads with super glue a tip from Tim. Thank you for that. Thumb screw tightens on a brass strip epoxied into the rail. a Brass strips to protect the fence. Finish is oil, shellac and wax. This is the first swap I was involved in and it was fun. I look forward to doing another.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#1 posted 06-30-2013 04:41 PM

There’s the gauge! I love this tool and I’m very happy to be the owner of it. You put a lot of work into and it really paid off.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Don W

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#2 posted 06-30-2013 04:58 PM

very nice. Boy it would be hard to pick a favorite among all of these.

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

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#3 posted 06-30-2013 05:41 PM

That a a really nice traditional design, very nice work.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 06-30-2013 06:02 PM

Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 06-30-2013 09:06 PM

Nice, clean lines, Dan. Great workmanship!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#6 posted 06-30-2013 09:24 PM

good looking gauge

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

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#7 posted 07-01-2013 02:00 AM

the wood and brass look so nice together. Great gauge!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#8 posted 07-01-2013 02:19 AM

Very nice. I like this design and material choices.

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#9 posted 07-03-2013 03:51 PM

thanks guys. The swap was fun from start to finish.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 11-06-2013 02:11 PM

This is really nice…. Great details…. Thats two now I need to barrow from you.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 07-28-2014 04:46 PM

It is a beautiful marking gage. Some of this days a have to make one and I like them with brass like yours.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 05-19-2017 12:12 PM

Very well made. Built like a toolmaker!!


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

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