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Measuring Gauge I made my first rosewood gauge about a decade ago.The design is from an instructor at a woodworking course I took at the time.Since then, this gauge has become one of the most useful measuring tools in my shop; not a day goes by that I don't use it.
You can make a similar one in about 2-3 hours, spread over two to three days.Select Your stockSelect a piece of straight-grained wood about 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 14"; I used Makore, a hard (39 lbs/cu.ft.) close-grained African wood.
I chose Makore simply because I had some cut-offs that I had been saving for just such a project.Cherry, maple, or beech would also have been good choices.Even though the final size of the gauge is 2 3/4" long, use long stock; it's safer to mill.
The 14" stock is long enough to make 4 gauges.Use one for yourself, and the other three to give as gifts.I can't think of a woodworker who wouldn't love to receive one of these.Stock bandsawn Mill the StockEnsure that your stock is square and uniform in thickness.
Begin by bandsawing the blank in two, so that you have two pieces approximately 3/8" thick.If...