This shopmade version has a single bevel knife for a blade a large and comfortable fence and a round beam that locks securely and doesn t move during use. A beautiful piece of design and execution.
Typically gauges are divided into two categories.
Fine woodworking cutting gauge. Marking and mortise gauges use a pointed sign up for eletters today and get the latest techniques and how to from fine woodworking plus special offers. The three most commonly used in woodworking are the marking gauge the mortise gauge and the cutting gauge. Design is a very difficult thing to teach and to learn.
One of the best tools for a precise layout line and as a result accurate joinery is a cutting gauge. With such a tiny cutter sharpening a cutting gauge can be an infuriating thing. Most of us would agree that an adjustable fence gauge is an essential layout tool for fine woodworking.
Unlike the ordinary marking gauge whose steel scribing pin is designed to mark along the grain the cutting gauge is equipped with a cutting spur which should sever cross grain fibers cleanly. Get the magazine more. After seeing your cutting gauge there is no doubt in my mind that a cutting gauge would be an excellent task for a woodworking design class.
This article explains where to find cutting gauges which are not widely available today how to make one for yourself and how to use one by. Sign up for eletters today and get the latest techniques and how to from fine woodworking plus special offers. The cutting gauge uses a wide bladed knife to do the marking and as a result will mark an extremely clean and fine line across the grain of a board.
To anticipate is design. To err is human. I love the old saying.
With such a tiny cutter sharpening a cutting gauge can be an infuriating thing fine woodworking. Japanese style cutting gauges use tapered knives rather than the parallel sided knives traditionally used in western style gauges. Of course you could do most tasks with other tools but it s hard to beat the convenience of a gauge for marking dovetail depths tenon shoulders and molding reveals.