This is a right handed gauge with finger indents on the bottom. The idea is hold the gauge so that it is pulled against the work piece and then pulled (or pushed) to scribe a line. There are three … Continue reading
Here are some photos of the finished marking gauge.
Time to replace the tidy-bowel knob. I thought a nice matching wooden knob would be nice so I stuck a piece of wood on the lathe and had at it. It looked like crap and felt about as good. I … Continue reading
That big ole chunk of walnut is kind of boring. It has a lot of figure (light fiddleback, hopefully I will be able to bring it out) and quite pretty but still … So to lively things up, I added … Continue reading
Yea, something to actually cut wood with!The tall diamond shaped beam is nice, the blade just barely extends past the beam, the beam can ride on the wood and stabilize the gauge and my fingers can still wrap around the leading … Continue reading
On my bike ride today, I mulled over clever ways to hold the blade. I came up with every clever idea using expanding wedges to draw a bar across the blade to press it against the wood. And the guts … Continue reading
I made this marking gauge a number of years ago after reading an article in Fine Woodworking. While it is my favorite (I also have pin and wheel gauges), the wedge is a real annoyance – it works too well … Continue reading