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  1. Inlaid Jewelry Box and Marking Gauge for 2020 Surprise Swap

    The 2020 Surprise Swap was amazing - some true works of art came out of it. This one feels a little light weight, and if I participate again I'll need to up my game. My contributions went to George (Woodmaster1), a master craftsman with an incredible gallery of projects. I made a jewelry box...
  2. Marking Gauge

    Marking gauge made with mahogany. Found kit in a bunch of my dad's stuff. Cut mahogany from a scrap piece I had. Glued the brass in and sanded to 600. A little Odie's Oil made it good.
  3. 3 in 1 Dovetail Marking Gage

    After taking the 30 day dovetail challenge and pulling out my bevel gage, try square, and rule each day, I knew I needed a preset angle and easier layout tools. These gages were made from a half-inch strip of 1/8" hobby plywood and a 3/8" x 3/4" strip of hardwood. The plywood is inset leaving...
  4. Blogs
    My First two. John gage started making planes in the early 1880's, probably 1883. In 1817 he sold his interest in the Gage Tool Co., which was bought by Stanley in 1919. As far as I can tell from my research, all planes made by Gage were wood bottom. Stanley added the metal line in 1919. Both...
  5. Wood & Lumber
    I'm relatively new to woodworking but pretty good at general home renovations. I've decided to build a live edge coffee table for our living room. I've bought a maple slab of varying width 21"-32" X 67" X 2" . I will cut part of the top and bottom to eliminate the jagged edge and chain saw...
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