The most beautiful and excellent hand tool I have bought. They did a great job. I will be buying more tools from him. Great work!!! If you buy you will not be disappointed.
6" Curly Maple Marking Gauge$100.00
Curly Maple, also known as Figured Maple, makes a beautiful and durable tool. We use only the highest quality and figured stock for these gauges. A hand rubbed oil/varnish finish is used to bring out the 'figure'.
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Weight 0.50 LBSDepth 6.00
I purchased this Hamilton gauge (my second) to replace a Tite-mark gauge. While the Tite-mark has a micro-adjustment feature that can be very handy, I nevertheless found the Hamilton gauge to be far superior, primarily due to the fact that the beam, once fixed in position, does not move, which to me is fundamental to the operation of a marking gauge. Maybe it was just me, but I often found that the brass knobs on the Tite-mark had loosened up and the blade had unexpectedly shifted in or out. Very frustrating. The Hamilton gauges operate very smoothly, and can create a much deeper line than the Tite-mark. As for the micro-adjustment feature on the Tite-mark, the position of the brass knurled knob needs to be fiddled with occasionally for it to work. Also very frustrating when all I want to do is quickly mark a line. The Hamilton gauges do the one task they are designed for very, very well and I am very happy with them.
The craftsmanship on this tool is outstanding! But the best thing is the tool works perfectly. My biggest problem was choosing the wood I wanted.