A Marking Gauge.

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Project by RusticJohn posted 03-08-2014 09:01 PM 3152 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this a while ago as I really like to use a precision marking gauge. Followed a design in an English woodworking magazine. Managed to put the cutter on the wrong way but I will rectify that next time I sharpen it. Still works well despite the error.

-- RusticJohn

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#1 posted 03-09-2014 12:27 AM

Sweet! I like the wide fence.

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

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#2 posted 03-09-2014 01:31 AM

cool, I love the look of it, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#3 posted 07-14-2017 10:26 PM

Hi John,
I am thinking of making one like this- seems practical , simple and easy & accurate to use. Would you mind giving more details about the cutter part and the overall dimensions ?

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#4 posted 07-15-2017 04:49 AM

Hullo Phillip,

Its really just a block of wood with a steel shaft through it. The brass base is optional and screwed on in my case. The brass bit at the side holds a captured nut in place to provide a tread for the locking scew/bolt. The screw was originally a bolt that I rounded off and put a slot in to make it look a bit nicer. Good luck with the project. RusticJohn.

-- RusticJohn

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