Marking Gauge and Beam Compass

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Suso
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Marking Gauge and Beam Compass

Post by Suso » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:41 am

A 2-in-1 marking gauge and beam compass recycling an old Plotter Blade Holder and a few scrap wood.
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Murray
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Marking Gauge and Beam Compass

Post by Murray » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:00 pm

Suso,

Thank you. your video inspired me to make one myself. I have no table saw, band saw, or scroll saw, and yet I am quite pleased with the results. I used Japanese Cherry (sakura) and Burma Padauk (karin).
I made two inserts; one with a sharpened wood screw, and one with a small knife blade. Do you think the screw will be durable enough, or should it be tempered/hardened?

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Thanks again
Murray

Suso
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Marking Gauge and Beam Compass

Post by Suso » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:44 am

Wow Murray! the finished look is awesome and the Padauk is so beautiful. Is not necessary tempered the screw if you use to mark wood, and always you can sharpen again.
Thank you very much for share your work, this motivate me so much!

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