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I already had a marking gauge, but it ís one with pins and I donít like it. So I made this one some times ago from some beech and a cutter of a rotary knife I had. No beauty, but it works really good.

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Uwe that looks pretty good to me. I bet it works good to.
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looks like a thing of beauty to me...
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I like practical solutions and this is certainly that.
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looks like a thing of beauty to me...
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Not necessarily true. I soon learned that she was "high maintenance," so I moved on....
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Hmm. I never thought of a rolling cutter. Nice job! I suppose one could use the cutter from an old can opener.

I took a more traditional approach...cut a hardwood block in half, dadoed each half, drilled one and installed a threaded insert, glued the halves together, drilled a small hole in the beam and tapped in a brad that had been filed to more resemble a knife blade. Doesn't look pretty but it works.
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Hey, Guys, I doubt your going to take them to the fair. In any case we have judged them to be worthy of a blue ribbon.

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I suppose one could use the cutter from an old can opener.
That's exactly what another woodworker has done and commented on my posting on G+. Should be worth a try.
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I suppose one could use the cutter from an old can opener.
If you use the rotary cutter blade, be VERY careful. They are essentially a round razor blade, and sharp as [email protected]!!.... SWMBO is a quilting addict and uses these to cut her material and I've got the scars to prove it.

That is a nice marking gauge tho.. might have to abscond with one of her cutters and make one.
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