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Rob Cosman's Limited Edition Marking Gauge - Goncalo Alves

Rob Cosman's Marking Gauge: Goncalo Alves
  • Rob Cosman's Marking Gauge: Goncalo Alves
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  • Rob Cosman's Marking Gauge: Goncalo Alves
  • Rob Cosman's Marking Gauge: Goncalo Alves

Rob Cosman's Limited Edition Marking Gauge - Goncalo Alves

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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 spp.) also known as Tigerwood and Jobillo.  It is an exotic hardwood that grows from Mexico southward to Brazil.  Heartwood is typically a medium reddish brown with irregularly spaced streaks of dark brown to black. Color tends to darken with age.  Grain can be straight, but is usually wavy or interlocked. Fine, uniform texture with good natural luster.

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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, see my standard or Cosmanized marking gauges

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KC
04/13/2021
Keith C.
Australia Australia
Great tools- Great service

I cannot believe how quick the special Rob Cosman Marking Gauge arrived after ordering. The hand made gauge is superbly made as are all tools made by Rob and his grew. Such a joy to use and I love having the gauge in my hand. it is a quality piece of equipment.

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