I already had a marking gauge, but it ’s one with pins and I don’t 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.
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. :surprise:I suppose one could use the cutter from an old can opener.
or a tile cutter...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.
Because of diameter of the rod, the cuts can not go to deep. But you are right Brian, they are very sharp. Don't ask me, where I got my knowledge!