Rob Cosman's Limited Edition Marking Gauge - Pyinma
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 Pyinma (Lagerstroemia spp.) sometimes incorrectly sold as Asian or Cambodian Satinwood, but it is not a satinwood. Native to Southeast Asia, Pyinma is a very economical alternative to true satinwood. The most notable characteristic of pyinma is it’s outstanding curl. Nearly every piece of pyinma has some level of curly grain, ranging from light to very deep and figured, perhaps the “curliest” of all woods!
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.
If you are looking for a less expensive option, see my Rob Cosman Marking Gauge.