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Marking/mortise gauge ID

by KelleyCrafts
posted 08-21-2016 04:04 AM


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runswithscissors

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#1 posted 08-21-2016 05:05 AM

Newcastle upon Tyne is a place. I think you meant to say “in a place called . . .”

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#2 posted 08-21-2016 05:07 AM

Sorry, actually it was a shop called Osborn, Newcastle On Tyne. At least from what I can figure. I can’t find much hoping for some insight.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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runswithscissors

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#3 posted 08-21-2016 05:42 AM

They certainly are beautifully made.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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MikeB_UK

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#4 posted 08-23-2016 11:31 AM

Must be a UK design then, there are usually a handful of that type on ebay here at any given time.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-Rosewood-and-brass-marking-gauge-old-woodworking-tool-/351813995092?hash=item51e9bf8a54:g:q5YAAOSwMtxXtgv8
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Brass-Ebony-Marking-Gauge-/112104493844?hash=item1a19f2d314:g:jAsAAOSwImpXpOm8

I think it gets classed as an Ultimatum ebony & brass marking gauge.
The Ultimatum Hand Brace is even prettier

-- If I say I'll fix something around the house I will, there is no use nagging about it every 6 months.

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#5 posted 08-23-2016 03:09 PM

That’s fantastic input. Thank you. It’s amazing how inexpensive these things are.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#6 posted 08-23-2016 03:57 PM

If your interested about the shop, it (handysides arcade) got knocked down in the 80’s to make way for the eldon shopping complex.

Not sure when it opened but it was open in 1903

-- If I say I'll fix something around the house I will, there is no use nagging about it every 6 months.

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#7 posted 08-23-2016 04:20 PM

Wow Mike, That is fantastic. I am very interested. Even though these seem pretty common around there, not so much here.

I definitely would like to know who made these but that picture is pretty dang cool. Makes me want to walk in and see what else they have, sad it’s gone now. You definitely have more access to older tools than any of us do. We are a bit young over here.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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