Shop Jig Marking Gauges Are A Basic Yet Essential Shop Tool For Quickly And Accurately Marking Layout Lines On Your Stock This Marking Gauge Allows You To Mark With A Pencil Or A Pin And As You Will See Is Quite Simple To Make
Shop jig marking gauges are a basic yet essential shop tool for quickly and accurately marking layout lines on your stock this marking gauge allows you to mark with a pencil or a pin and as you will see is quite simple to make is bookmark about Magazine bookmarked by randy with ID 11012587673 was uploaded on 16-03-2019 and has been viewed 392,377 times.
Marking Gauge Photos by Marty Schlosser; Illustrations by James Provost This marking gauge has three main parts: a beam that holds the pin, as well as a pencil, a fence and a beam locking wedge.Although any stable wood could be used, it is important that it is free of checking or knots that could weaken the gauge.
I used ash for the beam and padauk for the rest of the gauge because of the beautiful colours and textures of these woods.Besides, these wood scraps had been languishing around the shop collecting dust for ages and I couldn't think of any better use for them than to make myself a functional tool.
FenceStart by making the fence (A), as it's easier to make the beam (B) to fit the fence's mortise than the other way around.After ripping and planing the fence to its final thickness, leave it oversized until you have finished making the mortises for the beam and wedge (C).
Using your mortising method of choice, chop the beam mortise and then the majority of the locking wedge, stopping 3/16" short of the far end.Now, using a chisel, carefully cut out the 10° ramp that complements the locking wedge's...