Fine woodworking marking gauge. The main purpose is to scribe a line parallel to a reference edge. Bob van dyke demonstrates how to properly use a marking gauge to make sure you get perfect scribe lines every time in this video bob van dyke walks you through the dos and donts of using a marking gauge. My old panel marking gauge was getting kind of worn out. A marking gauge is used in woodworking to mark out lines for cutting or other purposes.
Bob begins by explaining how to properly set the gauge to match the thickness of your. So i decided to make a new one that should last at least the rest of my life. Like other japanese woodworking tools these gauges are always pulled along the workpiece. That might work in a pinch but over time youll want to own a.
The traditional marking gauge uses a simple pin filed to a conical point to scratch the woods surface. If youd like to build one for yourself the plans for this. I use a two pin not a knife mortise gauge. A marking gauge is used cross grain with a single sharp edge as a knife.
I had a similar thought as you about using an edge instead of the pins on marking the length on long grain. The knives used have the advantage of leaving a clean cut when marking across the grain. A mortise gauge has two adjustable pins and is used long grain or with the grain. The gauge i want to look at today is the traditional style that uses a pin to do the marking.
Maybe i should just try to find a mortise gauge with two knives. What is the best way to grind the pins for percision cutting. Knives cut the fibers while points just tear them up. Wheel marking gauge woodworking set graduated inch and mm scale with 2 extra cutter wheels micro adjust feature solid brass metal wmg 7 47 out of 5 stars 138.
My question is for all you hand tool experts out in knots land. I realize this may be a stupid question but that never stopped me before when asking something. A marking gauge is a simple tool with a fence that rides the edge of a workpiece and a blade or pin designed to scribe a line parallel to that edge. Free shipping by amazon.
Japanese marking gauges use knives not points to mark the workpiece and have a relatively wide stock. Get it as soon as thu nov 7.