Rob Cosman's Limited Edition Marking Gauge - Verawood (Second)
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 Verawood (Bulnesia arborea). Verawood is an exotic wood found in Central America and northern South America. The heartwood color can range from a pale yellowish olive, to a deeper forest green or dark brown to almost black. The color tends to darken with age, especially upon exposure to light. Pale yellow sapwood is clearly demarcated from heartwood. Quartersawn grain has a unique feathered pattern when viewed up close. Grain is straight to spiraled or slightly interlocked. Fine even texture with very high natural luster.
- 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 Rob Cosman Marking Gauge or my Cosmanized WoodRiver Marking Gauge