I soon found out that big slitting gauges, panel marking gauges,
and squares just wouldn't work so I made some miniature tools
which have worked well for me.
The first photo shows three of the tools I made and have used
for about 20 years. There is a nickel in the photo for scale.
The blade of the square is made from a piece of steel crate
The slitting gauge is made of ebony with brass
fittings. The little knife in it is made from a piece of a thin Xacto blade.
The panel marking gauge is fashioned from rosewood
and the brass retaining screw came from a junk box.
brass diamonds were a challenge to inlay in the stock of the
square. All three tools were made totally with hand tools. All
the brass used in these tools came from scrap.
James E. Price
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