The Lumberjocks Marking Gauge Swap
Well folks I entered another tool swap. This time they picked marking gauges. I felt I needed another one, since I only have a few.
My favorite is this one. A Stanley 97. It has a wheel on one side and a pin on the other.
I picked a Japanese style to build.
The body is tiger maple.
The beam is zebra and the wedges are cherry.
I took some file steel, tool steel and spring steel. I started with 5 layers and folded it 3 times.
That made 40 layers of Damascus steel.
There are a few inclusions in the steel but it is one the 3rd time I have tried to make it. This is what I came up with.
I sent this to Paul in Las Vegas. Paul does some incredible work and I tried to do my best. He goes by the nickname Hammerthumb.
Thank you Paul for your kind comments toward my humble attempt at making a gauge.
Now that the one I made is gone. I received a wonderful Jatoba Gauge From BrandonW. Here is the opening and demo of it.
I do love this gauge. The only problem is now I have to rebuild my gauge rack.
Thank you Brandon for the wonderful tool you have sent me. The wood is one of my favorites and should last me and my children a lifetime.
Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.
Oh we were getting near the end and I had to tease a bit.