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The marking gauge. How to make and use a cutting gauge, mortise gauge, and marking gauge.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Nov-Dec 1988 (v.4#5) pg. 42
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jan-Feb 1989 (v.5#1) pg. 4

Tip on using felt-tip permanent marker ink in place of machinist's layout fluid.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #15 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 10

Make your marking gauge more versatile by drilling a hole in it to hold a pencil.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #23 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 10

V-groove cut into the center of one end of the sliding rule in a machinist's square allows it to double as a marking gauge.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #31 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 14

How to turn a draftsman's mechanical pencil into a scribe.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #33 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 14

Twist-lock marking gauge. Twist the beam to set this traditional wooden gauge used for marking wood.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #42 Dec 1994 pg. 76

The best tools for measuring, marking and layout. Basic gear for accurate woodworking.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #62 1998 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 12

An introduction to marking, cutting and mortise gauges. How they work and advice on choosing and tuning one.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #65 Apr 1998 pg. 44

Make a special marking gauge to determine the exact shape when joining two pieces of round stock to make a "T" joint.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #72 Apr 1999 pg. 28

How to sharpen a cutting gauge blade.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #73 Jun 1999 pg. 14

Simple T-shaped jigs for quickly marking often-used dimensions (3/8", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1.5", 3").
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 1998 (v.21#11) pg. 20

Marking gauge made from a steel ruler and a block of wood.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Apr 2001 (v.24#6) pg. 12

Suggestions for markers for the home workshop.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1986 (v.9#8) pg. 19

Adjustable pencil gauge (marking gauge) is made from scrap wood.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1996 (v.19#4) pg. 15

Scribing for tighter fits. Tools and techniques for both direct and indirect scribing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #338 May 1993 (v.43#5) pg. 20

Marking gauge for large surfaces (like plywood) is made from a spring clip and a yardstick.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #357 Apr 1995 (v.45#4) pg. 26

Tip suggests notching the end of the ruler on a combination square to use it for marking parallel lines.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #378 May 1997 (v.47#5) pg. 23

How to mark lines parallel to a board's edge using a combination square as a marking gauge.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 81

Customized marking gauge. Replace a marking gauge's metal scribe tip with a pencil.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #389 Jun 1998 (v.48#6) pg. 22

Scribing for a perfect fit. How to mark and cut a profile so that molding, cabinets, countertops, ... will fit snugly against a wall with no gaps.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #396 Mar 1999 (v.49#3) pg. 19

Tip: Make this holder for a carpenter's crayon.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #13 Feb-Mar 1983 pg. 12

Build a simple wooden "panel gauge" to mark lines parallel to the edge of a piece of plywood or other sheet material.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #24 Dec 1984-Jan 1985 pg. 22

Tip: Use lipstick to mark box locations, lock strike locations, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #25 Feb-Mar 1985 pg. 16

Tip: Use flour instead of lime to mark out excavations. Simple tin can and wood tool for marking also shown.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #29 Oct-Nov 1985 pg. 16

Adjustable marking gauge for cutting stair treads and risers.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #35 Oct-Nov 1986 pg. 14

The duckbill-scriber is used for scribing frames, moldings or anything else that has to fit an uneven surface.
FINE WOODWORKING #6 Spring 1977 pg. 53

Poor boy's scriber. Sharpened nail set in wood holder makes for accurate marking.
FINE WOODWORKING #7 Summer 1977 pg. 17

Small marking gauge designed for mortise and dovetail work on thin wood. Uses a wedge to hold the gauge block.
FINE WOODWORKING #8 Fall 1977 pg. 77

Pencil gauges. A bag of tricks for marking wood. Several styles of marking gauges which can be easily made.
FINE WOODWORKING #11 Summer 1978 pg. 76

Make this cutting gauge, the right tool for cross-grain layout.
FINE WOODWORKING #32 Jan-Feb 1982 pg. 82

Vietnamese marking gauge consists of two dowels and a wooden block.
FINE WOODWORKING #33 Mar-Apr 1982 pg. 97

Improved wedge lock for cutting gauge does not interfere with cutter and cannot become dislodged and lost.
FINE WOODWORKING #34 May-Jun 1982 pg. 8

Archimedes' marking gauge. A slight twist of the bar will tighten or loosen the gauge.
FINE WOODWORKING #39 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 14

Simple preset mortise gauge marks both sides of the mortise slot at the same time.
FINE WOODWORKING #52 May-Jun 1985 pg. 8

Tip: Use chalk powder to highlight scribed lines.
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 10

Tip: Adaptation of a leather-stitchers spacing tool is used to layout a row of evenly spaced holes.
FINE WOODWORKING #58 May-Jun 1986 pg. 12

Wall-hung right-angle scribing unit that can accommodate materials up to 34" wide.
FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 10

Tip: Double the usefulness of a marking gauge by installing a pencil in a screw-tightened hole at the unused end.
FINE WOODWORKING #61 Nov-Dec 1986 pg. 10

Marking out. (1) Using the marking gauge. (2) Shop made marking gauges. (3) Large-scale layout uses shop made trammel head and oversized try square.
FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 74

Marking-gauge locking device uses a screw, captured nut, and brass pressure pad for more accuracy than a wedge.
FINE WOODWORKING #73 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 10
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 8

Fixed-position marking gauges are easy to make and facilitate layout.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 14

Tip on making an improved point for a marking gauge from a roll pin.
FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 18

Multipurpose marking and scraping tool is made from the broken end of a small triangular file fitted with a handle.
FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 20

Pencil gauge uses a stairstep pattern to facilitate marking of standard distances from the edge of a work piece.
FINE WOODWORKING #101 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 16

Tip on removing pencil marks from wood using lacquer thinner.
FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 16

A basic layout kit. Well-made furniture and cabinets start with accurate layout tools. A look at the square, bevel gauge, ruler, marking gauge, divider, and trammel.
FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 84

Overhang marking gauge draws a line on a countertop or tabletop as it follows the profile of the supporting cabinets, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #127 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 34

Tip: How to make a scriber from rods of synthetic corundums for etching identification symbols, scribing glass, etc.
GEMS & MINERALS #501 Jul 1979 pg. 71

Tip: Make a scribing tool from an old try square.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1985 (v.10#2) pg. 20

Simple tool for cutting grooves in the edges of shelves is made from wood and a wood screw. Can also be used as a marking gauge.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1989 (v.14#3) pg. 72

The most useful methods for marking measured dimensions. Covers the use of the sliding T-bevel, the combination square, the try square, marking gauges, plumb bobs and trammel points.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1979 (v.4#1) pg. 96

Tools as art. How to make your own custom crafted wooden tools. Plans included for a jack plane, handscrew clamps, marking gauge, and mallet.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #639 Aug 1981 (v.77) pg. 60

Nail-positioning gauge (similar to a marking gauge) has a "thickness cam" to locate the exact centerline for various thicknesses of plywood.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #653 Oct 1982 (v.78) pg. 59

Tip: Two nails hammered into a piece of wood, at different heights, can be used as a gauge to draw parallel lines on wood.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #661 Jun 1983 (v.79) pg. 129

A site-made gauge speeds casing and baseboard marking.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1999 (v.27#4) pg. 72

Convert a ball-point pen to a smart-looking pocket scriber with a retractable tungsten tip.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1966 (v.125#1) pg. 192

Marking gauge made from aluminum uses stubby pencil instead of steel pin.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1966 (v.125#2) pg. 156

Make a metal scriber from an old ballpoint pen and hardened music wire.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1976 (v.146#2) pg. 110

Tip: How to make a simple centerline scriber from a piece of wood and three nails.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1979 (v.151#6) pg. 145

Tip: Use removable self-adhesive labels when marking locations for knobs, handles, holes, etc. on wooden furniture, doors, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1981 (v.156#1) pg. 32F

Make a large and heavy marking gauge. It is suitable for both scoring and making rabbets and other cuts in softwood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1981 (v.156#4) pg. 35

Marking gauge made from a metal rod and a pulley.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1988 (v.165#2) pg. 118

Tip: Apply talcum powder to dark wood to make it easier to see pencil marks.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1988 (v.165#10) pg. 55

Adjustable marking gauge is made from mahogany and features brass trim and wear plates.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1996 (v.173#11) pg. 102

Woodworking gauges. Tuning up and using the marking gauge, mortise marking gauge, cutting gauge, panel gauge and slitting gauge.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #42 Apr-May 1988 (v.7#6) pg. 15

Tip on adapting a marking gauge to accept a pencil without affecting its use with the steel point.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #62 Sep 1991 (v.11#2) pg. 8

Gauges for marking, cutting, and splitting. A review of the various designs and tips on their use.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #78 May 1994 (v.13#6) pg. 18

Tip on making stair-step pencil gauges for marking 24 different distances from an edge.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #101 Mar 1998 (v.18#1) pg. 29

Combination layout tool serves a both a marking gauge and a beam compass. Uses a pencil instead of a steel pin to score the layout lines.
SHOPNOTES #17 Sep 1994 (v.3) pg. 12

Shop-built marking gauge uses a sharpened washer to score layout lines.
SHOPNOTES #28 Jul 1996 (v.5) pg. 29

Marking knife is fitted with an exotic-wood handle and cap (to protect the blade).
SHOPNOTES #39 May 1998 (v.7) pg. 14

Modify a marking gauge by fitting it with a fine point marker.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1992 (v.41#8) pg. 54

Collector's edition marking gauge is made from walnut, maple, and brass.
WOOD MAGAZINE #1 Sep-Oct 1984 (v.1#1) pg. 62
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #5 Jun 1985 (v.2#3) pg. 8

Tip: Use your lockable tape measure in place of a marking gauge.
WOOD MAGAZINE #18 Aug 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 24

Make your combination square do double duty as a marking gauge.
WOOD MAGAZINE #30 Aug 1989 (v.6#4) pg. 22

Tip on using a file card to mark spacing for hooks in tight spots.
WOOD MAGAZINE #43 Jun 1991 (v.8#4) pg. 20

Use a drill in reverse to mark centers for pilot holes when mating two parts.
WOOD MAGAZINE #55 Oct 1992 (v.9#7) pg. 15

Collector's Edition marking gauge/trammel made from walnut and brass.
WOOD MAGAZINE #98 Aug 1997 (v.14#5) pg. 74
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #103 Feb 1998 (v.15#1) pg. 6

Make an elegant, adjustable marking gauge from walnut wood and brass hardware.
WOOD MAGAZINE #115 Jun 1999 (v.16#4) pg. 64
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #119 Dec 1999 (v.16#8) pg. 14

Simple marking gauge made from scrap wood consists of a beam, a sliding fence held in place by a small wedge, and a scribing point.
WOOD MAGAZINE #145 Nov 2002 (v.19#7) pg. 12

Fundamentals of marking gauge setup and use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #145 Nov 2002 (v.19#7) pg. 14

Plank scriber. A scribing tool that incises a crisp and narrow scribe line on one of two boards that are to be joined as closely and carefully as possible. Useful for getting good fits when building plank-style boat hulls.
WOODENBOAT #67 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 32

A shop-made scribing tool features mirror-image sides that will deal with either right- or left-hand blind corners. Separate versions for left-handed and right-handed operations also shown.
WOODENBOAT #149 Jul-Aug 1999 pg. 26

Tip: How to reshape the pin of a marking gauge so that it makes a clean, sharp, straight line when marking on wood.
WOODSMITH #19 Jan 1982 pg. 12

Make this adjustable marking gauge which uses an Xacto knife blade for the marking point.
WOODSMITH #19 Jan 1982 pg. 13
Added Info WOODSMITH #21 May 1982 pg. 3

Low-cost adjustable marking/cutting gauge is made from a carriage bolt, T-nut, wing nut, and a block of wood.
WOODSMITH #44 Apr 1986 pg. 3

Marking gauge draws a pencil line exactly along the center of the edge of a board.
WOODSMITH #80 Apr 1992 pg. 4

This simple adjustable stop converts a steel rule into a marking gauge.
WOODSMITH #83 Oct 1992 pg. 4

A finely crafted marking and cutting gauge is made from ebony and brass.
WOODWORK #16 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 43

Making an elegant matched set of marking gauges (dovetail and mortise-and-tenon).
WOODWORK #37 Feb 1996 pg. 70

Making notched block gauges for edge marking.
WOODWORK #39 Jun 1996 pg. 10

Sliding T-bevel and marking knife to make mostly from wood.
WOODWORK #40 Aug 1996 pg. 68

Simple marking gauges made from wood, dowels, and hardened screws.
WOODWORK #41 Oct 1996 pg. 8

Tip shows how to make an adjustable height marking tool.
WOODWORK #42 Dec 1996 pg. 4

Tip shows how to adapt a marking gauge to provide for pencil mark option without affecting its use for scratching with the steel point.
WOODWORK #42 Dec 1996 pg. 8

Tip shows how to make notched gauges from one-inch square hardwood for your most-frequently used marking-gauge settings.
WOODWORK #44 Apr 1997 pg. 6

A shop-made tool for drawing lines parallel to the edge on any straight or curved work piece.
WOODWORK #45 Jun 1997 pg. 8

A-Z of hand tools. How to use the cutting gauge, a form of marking gauge that is ideal for marking lines that have to be cut with a saw or chisel, such as dovetails. Small rebates can be cut with the gauge.
WOODWORKER #1034 Jan 1980 (v.84) pg. 799

Tip: Make a step-gauge for accurate setting of a marking gauge.
WOODWORKER #1065 Aug 1982 (v.86) pg. 529

Tip: Modify a marking gauge so that the pin makes a 45-degree angle with the wood.
WOODWORKER #1065 Aug 1982 (v.86) pg. 539

Gauging exactly. How to fabricate several different styles of wooden gauges. Includes marking-gauge, pencil-gauge, cutting-gauge, grasshopper gauge, panel-gauge, beam compasses, depth gauge and more.
WOODWORKER #1095 Feb 1985 (v.89) pg. 131
Added Info WOODWORKER #1098 May 1985 (v.89) pg. 399

Tools of the trade. Testing the bench tools that go to make up a cabinetmaker's basic kit. Part 1. Rules, marking gauges, squares, etc.
WOODWORKER #1110 May 1986 (v.90#5) pg. 432

Tip: Marking gauge or mortise gauge is made from wood and two flathead wood screws.
WOODWORKER Jan 1988 (v.92#1) pg. 63

Superb cutting/marking gauge made from ebony (or rosewood) and brass.
WOODWORKER Mar 1988 (v.92#3) pg. 268

Rosewood and brass cutting/marking gauge features a micro-adjustment.
WOODWORKER Mar 1988 (v.92#3) pg. 272

T-square marking gauge for 4x8 sheets of plywood enables you to markout out panels in 0.5" increments.
WOODWORKER Jul 1988 (v.92#7) pg. 612

Marking gauge made from hardwood off cuts uses a dowel locking mechanism.
WOODWORKER Sep 1988 (v.92#9) pg. 780

Tip: Simple marking gauge is made from a sharpened flat-head screw and a piece of wood.
WOODWORKER Jan 1989 (v.93#1) pg. 36

Simple clamp converts a ruler into a marking gauge.
WOODWORKER Apr 1989 (v.93#4) pg. 336

Simple template used to mark cutting lines on all sides of ready-molded sash glazing bars or other pre-shaped moldings.
WOODWORKER Aug 1989 (v.93#8) pg. 741
Added Info WOODWORKER Feb 1990 (v.94#2) pg. 162

Adaptation of the standard marking gauge is better suited for use on curved work pieces.
WOODWORKER Sep 1989 (v.93#9) pg. 809

Shop built marking gauge is made from a piece of broken rule and an adjustable sliding block. Also suitable for use as a depth gauge, T-square, etc.
WOODWORKER Oct 1989 (v.93#10) pg. 935

Fixed marking gauge for use when making identical mortises. One gauge stores up to 8 different settings, thus allowing for different sizes in succession.
WOODWORKER Nov 1989 (v.93#11) pg. 1076

Panel gauge is essentially a marking gauge with a longer stem. Constructed of wood and simple hardware.
WOODWORKER May 1990 (v.94#5) pg. 431

Wooden marking gauge relies on rotating the cam-shaped shaft for locking.
WOODWORKER Apr 1991 (v.95#4) pg. 399

Simple jig for marking a hinge recess (mortise) is made from wood and sharpened wood screws.
WOODWORKER Sep 1991 (v.95#9) pg. 944

Make an adjustable marker for laying out dovetails.
WOODWORKER Oct 1991 (v.95#10) pg. 1061

Leg gauge. Device for scribing marks on chairs and table legs for leveling.
WOODWORKER Jul 1992 (v.96#7) pg. 81

Making marking gauges from wood. Three locking methods shown.
WOODWORKER Aug 1992 (v.96#8) pg. 51

Making your mark. Two marking gauges to make from scrap hardwood. (1) Panel gauge. (2) Stepover or grasshopper gauge.
WOODWORKER Aug 1993 (v.97#8) pg. 40

Marking or cutting gauge designed to reach all the way into the corner when marking a rebate (rabbet) around the inside edge of a frame. Reprinted from the April 1944 issue.
WOODWORKER Apr 1994 (v.98#4) pg. 102

Improvised tools. Making a marking knife, keyhole saw, bradawl, beading plane, and dovetail-trimming chisel.
WOODWORKER May 1994 (v.98#5) pg. 80

Marking gauges. Various styles and their uses.
WOODWORKER Jun 1994 (v.98#6) pg. 76

Four way pencil guide is used to mark pencil lines parallel to edges at preset distances.
WOODWORKER Apr 1995 (v.99#4) pg. 93

Marking gauge crafted of hard maple and features solid brass inlays.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1985 (v.9#6) pg. 41

Shop tip shows how to make a double-ended marking gauge for eight standard measurements.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1976 (v.32#4) pg. 44

Simple marking gauge enables you to accurately and consistently position door and window trim.
WORKBENCH Dec 1992-Jan 1993 (v.48#6) pg. 22

Craftsman's marking gauge is made from scraps of walnut and cherry and easy-to-find hardware.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1995 (v.51#1) pg. 34

Tip shows how to make a marking gauge with permanent settings.
WORKBENCH Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.51#6) pg. 14

Tip tells how to make a simple preset marking gauge from a piece of wood.
WORKBENCH Jun 1997 (v.53#3) pg. 13