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Free Metalworking Project Plans: A Joinery Marking Gage

Material: Steel, Brass

This is the 5th and final project contributed by Ken. This Joinery Marking Gage closely resembles the traditional woodworking tool used to scribe a line parallel to the edge of a workpiece.

Here’s what Ken has to say about his final project:

“This project is similar to the last, but greatly simplified, and is more for use with joinery.

No doubt you already have a timber one in your tool box, but I’ll bet it’s beginning to split.

This one will last for ever, and can be knocked up in a few hours.

The polished brass and steel make a good visual combination.

Manufacture is straight forward, except if you opt for the grooves around the body. For this, you will need access to a dividing head.

My Unimat 3 mini lathe/mill, comes with one, so I was lucky.”

- Ken

Ken originally posted these plans back in 2007 (along with 4 others) on the Metalworking section of Woodworking Australia’s Woodwork Forums. Here’s a link to Ken’s original Joinery Marking Gage post in the Metalworking section of the forum.

Here’s a complete list of all 5 of Ken’s projects:

  1. Slitting Saw Arbor
  2. Fly Cutter
  3. Knurling Tool
  4. Marking Gage
  5. Joinery Marking Gage

Thanks for all your contributions Ken!

  Joinery_Marking_Gage_Asssembly.pdf (39.5 KiB, 1,928 downloads)
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About Tyler

Tyler is a hobby machinist and 3D printing aficionado. He teaches computer programming and web development at Highline near Seattle. Tyler founded Projects In Metal in 2008 because he was frustrated by the lack of free plans available for hobby machinists.