Rob Cosman's Limited Edition Marking Gauge - Cocobolo #5
For the discriminating woodworker who appreciates the beauty and craftsmanship of a marking gauge crafted from unique species of select woods, I offer my Limited Edition Marking Gauge series. These marking gauges have the same design characteristics and specifications as my standard marking gauge but the beauty of a unique wood handle
You are buying the actual marking gauge pictured on this page so you can see exactly what it looks like. Once this gauge is sold - it is gone.
The handle of this marking gauge is crafted from Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa). Cocobolo is an exotic wood native to Central America. It has a kaleidoscope of different colors, ranging from yellow, orange, red, and shades of brown with streaks of black or purple. Sapwood is typically a very pale yellow. Colors are lighter when freshly sanded/cut, and darken with age.
Here is why my marking gauge will help you cut better dovetails:
The blade comes sharp, designed to sever the wood fibers not crush them, leaving a crisp gauge line.
The blade is fixed in use but can be rotated to a sharper area when it gets dull. You can do this several times before having to re-sharpen.
Has a large flat on the brass head preventing the gauge from rolling on your bench.
The outside of the blade is flat, making for precise work.
Has a large knurled locking knob that is easy to tighten.
Comes standard with the 1/2" diameter cutter head.
Extra cutter heads available in 3/8", 7/16", and 5/8" diameters. Click HERE to go to the marking gauge cutter head product page.
If you are looking for a less expensive option, see my standard marking gauge by clicking HERE.
I found this marking guage to work very well and mainly bought due to the cocobolo and the fit and finish is perfect. The brass is very shiny and the wood meets the brass with no gaps. I also have the cosmanized woodriver version and much prefer this one due to the fact this one is not so bulky and not heavy.