Rob Cosman's Limited Edition Marking Gauge - Movingui
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
This marking gauge is crafted from Movingui (Distemonanthus benthamianus). Movingui is an exotic wood native West Africa. Yellow to orangish brown; color tends to darken with age. Movingui frequently exhibits figured grain patterns such as mottle or ripple. Grain can vary from being straight to interlocked to wavy. Texture is fine and even, with a naturally high luster.
The second most important tool in cutting dovetails is your marking gauge. The gauge line becomes part of the finished joint. Here is why I think my marking gauge will help you cut better dovetails:
Using my "drop down technique", results in accurate setting of the board thickness.
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 resharpen.
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 inch diameter cutter head.
Extra cutter heads available in 3/8 inch, 7/16 inch, and 5/8 inch diameters with or without rods.