Rob Cosman's Limited Edition Marking Gauge - Walnut, Turkish (Resin Infused) #1
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 Walnut (Juglans regias), grown in Turkey that has been infused with resin. Common Names include English Walnut, Circassian Walnut, European Walnut, French Walnut, and Common Walnut. The mineral content in the Turkish soil gives the wood a distinct color. It has the dark brown or black mineral lines. The grain is usually straight, but can be irregular. Has a medium texture and moderate natural 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.
If you are looking for a less expensive option, see our "Cosmanized" and Rob Cosman marking Gauges.