Marking Gauge

An heirloom-quality marking gauge is not only a functional and attractive tool, but a pleasure to use when laying out joinery.

Making your own hand tools is a great way to personalize your shop. This marking gauge is a tool that’s sure to see lots of action. The beauty of rosewood, a traditional tool wood, is hard to deny. But any special piece of hardwood will work just fine. The marking gauge is a classic design consisting simply of a beam and fence. On the beam, a thin brass strip acts as a wear plate and a small wedge holds the shop-made blade in place.



What You Get:

  • 8 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 40 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
  • Materials list. Project sources

Product Recommendations

We don't have any links to project supplies and hardware for this particular project yet, but here are some other products that might be of interest to you. (We may receive commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations.)

Titebond Hide Glue

1/2" Straight Bit

Kreg Top Trak Kit

Brad Point Bits