Marking gauges and cutting gauges are definitely an essential tool in my shop and it seems that I am always in need of more. When working on projects that use a mix of material at different thickness, or just a project with a lot of different measurements, I like having the option of setting a gauge and leaving it that way through the entire project. When I use the same gauge for different measurements and then try to set it back to its previous measurement I'm always off by just a hair and end up having discrepancy in the project. So its always nice to have a few extra marking gauges laying around.
|I used a 2.5degree angle on the|
wedge that holds the cutter in place.
|I like to use about a 5degree angle|
on the wedge that holds the marking position.
|Made from an apple tree cut from our back yard.|
|Notice the grind of the pin its ground|
flat on one side and rounded on the other