Gauges are tools for producing lines upon the surface of wood, parallel with the edge they are used upon.
George Ellis, Modern Practical Joinery, 1902
I started making this gauge about a year ago, it was a rainy day project that I didn't finish until today, thus it became a snow flurry day project.
The fence and arm are walnut, the wedge is made from a 20 year old piece of ebony, the cutter was taken from a purfling cutter that I abandoned long ago.
I need to reshape the cutter's end from a knife point to a v-point, that tends to work better for cutting veneer into purfling strips.
There is another marking/cutting gauge on the tool shelf that is the standard "go to" gauge, but I wanted another gauge just for cutting veneer.
Here is my quiver of gauges, from left to right: the newest gauge, the day to day gauge, a double arm mortise gauge and a pin gauge. The mortise and pin gauges were made from Claro walnut harvested near my parents home in Northeastern California, I wish I had track trailer full of that gorgeous wood!
I hope everyone likes the new look of the blog! I wanted something that was easy to read and navigate, though for some reason I can't seem to get the "Label" gadget to work so one can randomly search the blog.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
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