4" Osage Orange Marking Gauge

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Osage Orange (or Bodark as we call it in the Ozark Mountains) is a gauge you can spot across the shop. The unique yellowish tint of the wood creates a stand out and unique look. This wood is very dense and holds a very nice polish. It tends to turn a dark brown if left in sunlight.                      

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  • 5
    Marking gauge

    Posted by Barry Hodge on 12th Dec 2021

    Well done

  • 5
    You Will Love This Thing

    Posted by Yan Karelin on 29th May 2021

    This is the best marking gauge I've ever used. Finest level of quality and very functional. Here's what stood out for me:
    - The beam is dovetailed into the fence and slides with a tight friction fit that keeps it parallel and dead square
    - The osage orange is beautiful. Very dense and hard, this thing glows like honey in the sunlight
    - The blade depth is adjustable and it cuts a deep groove that lets you sneak up with a chisel or saw with ease. This really makes it stand out from other cutters
    - The brass is nice - knob is knurled and the fence has a brass inlay. Will last forever.
    - The grooves and overall feel of this thing fit really nicely in your hand. I use my thumb and index on the beam and middle finger in the fence groove

    When you first see it it's smaller than you imagined but it's the perfect size for marking out dovetails and tenons. I will definitely be adding a 6" in the future. This is the finest marking gauge you can buy and it's absolutely worth it.

  • 5
    Best marking tool .

    Posted by Frank K Sturgeon on 15th Feb 2021

    I was introduced to this tool at Marc Adams School of Woodworking and had to have it.

  • 5
    4" Osage Orange marking gauge

    Posted by Tim Tritt on 9th May 2020

    Wonderful product! Makes easy to see mark cleanly. Love it! Extremely well made and beautiful! Work flawlessly and easy to use. Love the Osage Orange wood.

  • 4
    Nice little tool

    Posted by Michael A Brown on 3rd Nov 2019

    This is a nice little marking gauge. Fits the hand nicely, but is a little awkward in some marking scenarios. I would recommend this gauge to anyone looking for something small and functional with nice craftsmanship.

  • 5

    Posted by Mentru on 25th Mar 2019

    LOVE IT!

  • 5
    4" Osage Orange Marking Gauge

    Posted by Rob Porcaro on 27th Jan 2019

    The design gives great control in the hand. It's easy to keep the fence tight against the work, to regulate the depth of the mark, and start and stop the mark where you want. The fingernail-shaped blade cuts nicely across the grain and does not tend to deviate when marking along the grain.

    Fit and finish are top-notch. Highly recommend.

  • 5

    Posted by mark on 6th Mar 2015

    Best marking gauge I have used.

  • 5
    Pleasure to use

    Posted by Tony W on 7th Jun 2014

    This is a beautiful tool and is a sheer joy to use.

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