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    Last Cutting/marking gauge

    This is my last post on this subject; I think I have gone as far as I can to
    make this tool more interesting. Time to move on to something else!
    Cheers,
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    Great work as usual, Brendon. Nice touch on the inlay.

    Al

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    Thanks for your kind comment Al
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    Thanks Brendon! I've added your Marking Gauge to our Marking Gauges category, as well as to your builder page: Brendon's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Another work of art Brendan! Your fine pitch knurling and the inlay made my day. Curious about how you did the inlay. Did you pot the inlay with resin or Polyester and mother of pearl or something else? Thanks for sharing your fine work!! ~PJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJs View Post
    Another work of art Brendan! Your fine pitch knurling and the inlay made my day. Curious about how you did the inlay. Did you pot the inlay with resin or Polyester and mother of pearl or something else? Thanks for sharing your fine work!! ~PJ
    Hi, thanks for your kind comment.
    The inlay was a bit tricky because everything was so small.
    While making the thumbscrew I drilled a depression in the brass head on the lathe.
    Into this I superglued a button I had turned earlier from a material called Juma.
    The surface of this button was dressed flat on the lathe.
    Then I took my mother of pearl diamond shape and held it down temporarily with a neatly cut
    Piece of double sided tape. Holding the diamond firmly in place with my thumb I marked around it
    With a scalpel. Then I literally cut out the recess for the shape using the scalpel and a very tiny chisel
    That I have. The Juma proved more difficult to cut and chisel than wood but I got there.
    After that it was a matter of gluing into place and then sanding down flat.
    Tricky hand work but worth effort.
    Cheers
    Brendon

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    Again a wow on craftsmanship using the Juma...tough but pretty stuff and would shutter to think about removing the inlay recess with scalpel & tiny chisels in it. My Hat's Off to your detail, artisanship...and patience! Thanks for sharing the details. Inspirational. ~PJ

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    Beautiful workmanship! Thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalsmith View Post
    Beautiful workmanship! Thank you for sharing.
    Thanks very much,
    Appreciate your comment.
    Brendon


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