Wedged Sliding Mortise Gauge
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Old & new.While there are many types of mortise gauges (I have more than a few), my favorite is this two-beam wedged version.I liked it so much I copied it.Make your own copy of this precision vintage tool.
by Peter Follansbeefrom the December 2016 issue of Popular Woodworking Even after two years of working alone, I can still hear the visitors to my museum shop where I worked for 20 years: 'My grandpa was a carpenter….
' It's a line I heard a lot.I used to wish for a secret button I could step on to cue, at tremendous volume, John Prine's song: 'Grandpa was a carpenter/he built houses, stores and banks/chainsmoked Camel cigarettes and hammered nails in planks.
' I had no such button; I resisted the urge to sing and the talk would meander one way or another.In many cases, it included the visitor pointing to a marking gauge and saying, 'I have one of those tools - what is it?' By far, it's the most common un-identified tool among the general public, according to my informal survey of the past two decades.
While I often wonder why people kept it if they didn't know what it is, it's no...