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{"id":531953778754,"title":"Rob Cosman's Limited Edition Marking Gauge - Mun Ebony","handle":"copy-of-rob-cosmans-limited-edition-marking-gauge","description":"\u003ch5\u003eDescription \u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFor 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  \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eI\u003cspan id=\"yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1516406431666_50025\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003elove figured wood and I am always looking for pieces that will make stunning marking gauge and saw handles.  When I find a perfect piece of wood I create the handle from rough to finished.  I typically craft my Limited Edition Marking Gauges at the same time as I make my Li\u003c\/span\u003emited Edition saw handles so you can buy a gauge to match your saw handle, if you like.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\n\u003cspan id=\"yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1516406431666_50025\"\u003eYou are buying the actual marking gauge pictured on this page so you can see exactly what it looks like. \u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e Once this gauge is sold - it is gone. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe handle of this marking gauge is crafted from Goncalo Alves (Astronium Graveolens) Goncalo Alves is native to South America and is c\u003cspan\u003eonsidered one of the most beautiful of tropical woods.  It \u003c\/span\u003eranges in color from light to deep reddish-brown. It is very hard and naturally rot resistant. \u003cspan\u003eStrong and durable, it's used for construction in its homeland and secondarily for fine furniture. Woodworkers elsewhere treasure the wood for decorative items and veneer accents.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe 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:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eUsing my \"drop down technique\", results in accurate setting of the board thickness.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe blade comes sharp, designed to sever the wood fibers not crush them, leaving a crisp gauge line.   \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe 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.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHas a large flat on the brass head preventing the gauge from rolling on your bench.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe outside of the blade is flat, making for precise work.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHas a large knurled locking knob that is easy to tighten.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eComes standard with the 1\/2\" diameter cutter head.  \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eExtra cutter heads available in 3\/8\", 7\/16\", and 5\/8\" diameters.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eIf you are looking for a less expensive option, I maintain stocks of Ebony Resin and Fiddleback Maple handled marking gauges as our standard marking gauge.  You can see my standard marking gauges by clicking \u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/robcosman.com\/products\/rob-cosmans-marking-gauge-test?variant=6132461436966\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff; text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eHERE.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e Better tools contribute to better work.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eReviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\"\u003cspan\u003eHands down best marking tool that I've used. I own other gauges but here is why this tool is better: 1) The cutter wheel is razor sharp and I'm not exaggerating. It can be used like a router plane in unique circumstances. 2) The flat spot on the brass stops it from moving. My other gauges move and I have to secure them from falling. 3) The tension knob is bigger and easier to turn, helping you to get a better lock for the depth setting. 4) When setting depth, there isn't any friction. You can hear a positive thud when offsetting the board thickness or the saw plate. This is actually really important. I've used different gauges and all of them have enough friction that I have to double and sometimes triple check that I've measured correctly. With the RC gauge, I just gently lift and release, resulting in a sound that lets me know the depth is set. I cannot sufficiently express how valuable this is. 5) This gauge doesn't sacrifice an ounce of function and it still is more comfortable and better looking than others. If you think they look great in a photo, they look even better in person.\"        - Dan H, November 2017\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/robcosman.myshopify.com\/pages\/product-reviews\"\u003eSend Rob Your Product Review by Clicking Here\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eUsing the Gauge\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"position: relative; height: 0; padding-bottom: 56.25%;\"\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/CItXYtquaYc?ecver=2\" style=\"position: absolute; width: 100%; height: 100%; left: 0;\" width=\"640\" height=\"360\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2017-09-16T05:22:29-03:00","created_at":"2018-03-01T16:19:43-04:00","vendor":"RobCosman.com","type":"Marking","tags":["IN"],"price":1995,"price_min":1995,"price_max":33995,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":6908458631234,"title":"Marking Gauge","option1":"Marking Gauge","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":2048171606082,"product_id":531953778754,"position":1,"created_at":"2018-03-01T16:24:31-04:00","updated_at":"2018-03-01T16:24:44-04:00","alt":null,"width":1080,"height":810,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2302\/5983\/products\/IMG_4001_1080x810.JPG?v=1519935884","variant_ids":[6908458631234]},"available":true,"name":"Rob Cosman's Limited Edition Marking Gauge - 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it is gone. \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe handle of this marking gauge is crafted from Goncalo Alves (Astronium Graveolens) Goncalo Alves is native to South America and is c\u003cspan\u003eonsidered one of the most beautiful of tropical woods.  It \u003c\/span\u003eranges in color from light to deep reddish-brown. It is very hard and naturally rot resistant. \u003cspan\u003eStrong and durable, it's used for construction in its homeland and secondarily for fine furniture. Woodworkers elsewhere treasure the wood for decorative items and veneer accents.\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe 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:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eUsing my \"drop down technique\", results in accurate setting of the board thickness.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe blade comes sharp, designed to sever the wood fibers not crush them, leaving a crisp gauge line.   \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe 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.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHas a large flat on the brass head preventing the gauge from rolling on your bench.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eThe outside of the blade is flat, making for precise work.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHas a large knurled locking knob that is easy to tighten.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eComes standard with the 1\/2\" diameter cutter head.  \u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eExtra cutter heads available in 3\/8\", 7\/16\", and 5\/8\" diameters.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eIf you are looking for a less expensive option, I maintain stocks of Ebony Resin and Fiddleback Maple handled marking gauges as our standard marking gauge.  You can see my standard marking gauges by clicking \u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/robcosman.com\/products\/rob-cosmans-marking-gauge-test?variant=6132461436966\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #0000ff; text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eHERE.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e Better tools contribute to better work.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eReviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\"\u003cspan\u003eHands down best marking tool that I've used. I own other gauges but here is why this tool is better: 1) The cutter wheel is razor sharp and I'm not exaggerating. It can be used like a router plane in unique circumstances. 2) The flat spot on the brass stops it from moving. My other gauges move and I have to secure them from falling. 3) The tension knob is bigger and easier to turn, helping you to get a better lock for the depth setting. 4) When setting depth, there isn't any friction. You can hear a positive thud when offsetting the board thickness or the saw plate. This is actually really important. I've used different gauges and all of them have enough friction that I have to double and sometimes triple check that I've measured correctly. With the RC gauge, I just gently lift and release, resulting in a sound that lets me know the depth is set. I cannot sufficiently express how valuable this is. 5) This gauge doesn't sacrifice an ounce of function and it still is more comfortable and better looking than others. If you think they look great in a photo, they look even better in person.\"        - Dan H, November 2017\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/robcosman.myshopify.com\/pages\/product-reviews\"\u003eSend Rob Your Product Review by Clicking Here\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eUsing the Gauge\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"position: relative; height: 0; padding-bottom: 56.25%;\"\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/CItXYtquaYc?ecver=2\" style=\"position: absolute; width: 100%; height: 100%; left: 0;\" width=\"640\" height=\"360\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

Rob Cosman's Limited Edition Marking Gauge - Mun Ebony

Product Description

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  

I love figured wood and I am always looking for pieces that will make stunning marking gauge and saw handles.  When I find a perfect piece of wood I create the handle from rough to finished.  I typically craft my Limited Edition Marking Gauges at the same time as I make my Limited Edition saw handles so you can buy a gauge to match your saw handle, if you like.

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 Goncalo Alves (Astronium Graveolens) Goncalo Alves is native to South America and is considered one of the most beautiful of tropical woods.  It ranges in color from light to deep reddish-brown. It is very hard and naturally rot resistant. Strong and durable, it's used for construction in its homeland and secondarily for fine furniture. Woodworkers elsewhere treasure the wood for decorative items and veneer accents.

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" 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, I maintain stocks of Ebony Resin and Fiddleback Maple handled marking gauges as our standard marking gauge.  You can see my standard marking gauges by clicking HERE.

 Better tools contribute to better work.

"Hands down best marking tool that I've used. I own other gauges but here is why this tool is better: 1) The cutter wheel is razor sharp and I'm not exaggerating. It can be used like a router plane in unique circumstances. 2) The flat spot on the brass stops it from moving. My other gauges move and I have to secure them from falling. 3) The tension knob is bigger and easier to turn, helping you to get a better lock for the depth setting. 4) When setting depth, there isn't any friction. You can hear a positive thud when offsetting the board thickness or the saw plate. This is actually really important. I've used different gauges and all of them have enough friction that I have to double and sometimes triple check that I've measured correctly. With the RC gauge, I just gently lift and release, resulting in a sound that lets me know the depth is set. I cannot sufficiently express how valuable this is. 5) This gauge doesn't sacrifice an ounce of function and it still is more comfortable and better looking than others. If you think they look great in a photo, they look even better in person."        - Dan H, November 2017

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