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  1. Taper Gauge

    Had to post this to go along with my other project. I bought a reamer from The Windsor Institute. I was a little worried when I got it because I didn't have the measurements for the taper that would be required to fit into the reamed hole. I e-mailed Mike Dunbar, the Dean of the Institute, to...
  2. Thin-Strip Jig & Alignment Gauge Combo Prototype

    Peeling back the onion another layer. To build my taper jig, I needed to cut a runner to fit in the miter track and guide the taper jig. I started to pull out my thin-strip jig that I made some time ago but decided that I should first install the PALS Contractor Saw Alignment System and align...
  3. Brass bevel gauge (had to try)

    Brass bevel gauge Just thought; 'can I do that'! Another self challenge, I saw somewhere on the internet a little pocket size brass bevel gauge, and was completely in love! So I designed my own, and the rest was like Nike says 'just do it'! 1. Here we are! And I'm happy about the result. 2...
  4. RUNOUT GAUGE & TOOL GLOAT

    I got a new granite top Ridgid table saw to replace my old bench top Craftsman. I have had it for about 3 weeks now and so far I am really happy with it. I saw mixed reviews on this but I have been so happy with my other Ridgid tools (jointer, planer, os sander, worm drive saw and crown stapler)...
  5. L-Square Stop & Depth Gauge

    L-square Stop - Depth Gauge - Table Saw Setup Tool I designed and built my L-square edge stop around 1984, when I became frustrated with using stops for setting up stair steps for the process. I wanted one which was quick to install and easy to use (e.g., moved smoothly along the edge). The...
  6. Fibonacci Gauge & Coping Sled

    After browsing LJ's archives and watching TheWoodWhisperer's "Gadget Station" series, I decided to build a couple of things for the shop. As a Mechanical Engineer, I'm fascinated by Fibonacci and am in the process of designing our dining room table according to the Golden Mean. Did I mention...
  7. Marking Gauge

    Recently went to a civil war reenactment and they had some old tools there, like what i use. I studied the gauge they had there and here is the end result. I glued on an old hacksaw blade after becuase i didn't use a hardwood for the shaft so when i tightened up the bolt, it left marks. It was...
  8. Marking Gauge

    I made this Marking Gauge to submit in The Hand Tool Build off 2017 held by James Wright of 'Wood by Wright' It is made from Oak and Poplar and uses an Allen Key as the marker :) Here is a link to the Instructable and how I make them https://www.instructables.com/id/Marking-Gauge-for-Woodworking
  9. Fibonacci gauge- an exercise in brass, steel, and wood

    the goal was to figure out how to case something with brass and 1/16 rod and river it together. A useable tool at the end would be a plus. That part didn't quite work out. Anyway. Started with .050 (I think) brass sheet, 5/16w X 5/8L rivets (they were a hair long, will try shorter next time...
  10. ELECTRONIC ANGLE GAUGE

    Hi guys, here's my finished angle gauge. The LED in the top is red and the one side comes off to change the batteries. Additionally the top threaded contact point is adjustable; it work's great. Also, I thought that I'd mention that I have a gear motor on the way from Florida to make a powered...
  11. Turners' Caliper V-Gauge

    To ease the measuring process when turning spindles and cavities, I devised this handy, precise yet simple double duty V-gauge. The whole assembly is about 7-1/2" X 10-1/2" X 1" thick. Only four pieces were required: An isocele triangle made from a 1/4" hardboard scrap A piece of 1/4"...
  12. Wood Cutting Gauge

    I wanted a cutting gauge for marking dovetails where a scratch gauge was too rough. I decided to make my own from some black walnut. This required fairly precise work with hand tools to get a clean and straight mortise and arm. Once I had those, I added a dado to the end of the arm and a...
  13. A lil marking gauge

    Something I made after a few years of banging dents in my bench with gauges that would not get to JUST the space I wanted them. Then you bang it back a bit….oops..bit more. Lump this for a bad business, I dont have time for this [email protected]$t. Unfortunately not my idea, just my version. Found this in...
  14. Marking Gauge Tool Swap 2013

    This is the Marking Gauge I made for CosmicSniper in the latest Shopmade Tool Swap. Made from Padauk, Cherry and Brass. I have never made one of these before.. hell I have never used one so I was pretty nervous about the build. Add to that the fact that I was a bit rushed with the fit and...
  15. 2013 Marking Gauge Swap

    This is a gauge that I made for Tim, as my contribution to the swap. Very old rosewood, that's been waiting about 50 years for a project, and brass. The blade was made from a worn out disposable planer blade. It gave me an opportunity to put my new to me milling machine to work.
  16. Marking Guage Swap 2013

    I made three gauges for the swap. I sent a Walnut one to Matt (Only Just Me). The design is based off the ones at Hamiltontools.com. The blades were bought from there as well. The other inserts, screws and bits all came from McMaster Carr. These are my first attempts at gauges, so I wanted...
  17. Grueby tiles in quartersawn white oak, arts and crafts style frames

    ca 1910 Grueby tiles in Arts and Crafts Style frames. Quartersawn White Oak. Liberon Dark Golden Oak Aniline alcohol Dye Stain, jazzed up Red Mahogany Minwax stain. Deft Spray Lacquer. Copper Blacksmith rivets half-lap construction on one frame Black LeeValley screws in the other. Diamond tile...
  18. 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...
  19. Gaugeswap 2013

    Here is the marking gauge I made for Jeff. Below is the letter I included in the package. I wanted to try to make something a little different than the rest of the participants. Little did I know, everone made something a little different for this swap. What a great bunch of tools has come out...
  20. Marking Gauge for 2013 Gauge swap

    Here is the marking gauge I came up with for the recent swap. The wood is Cherry, Walnut, and Padauk. Ball bearings keep the beam at 90 degrees to the body. The slot in the beam is slightly larger than the bearings so only one side of the bearings touch at a time. The name on the bottom is that...
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