September 22, 2021

Woody Woodworking

and its tools

Rediscovering the Fish-Head Marking Gauge // Make your own woodworking tools!

3 min read

This nearly forgotten layout tool is a powerful addition to your hand tool shop.
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Tools and Techniques from this Video:

Learn to cut mortises:
Video: https://youtu.be/oa0x1kAroHw

Make a Turning Saw from scrap wood
Video: https://youtu.be/8Agk6tJtRs0
Plans: https://www.rexkrueger.com/store/diy-turning-saw

Learn ways to hold your work
Video: https://youtu.be/kzv27STMnvY

Build the English Joiner’s Bench
Video: https://youtu.be/zcq1LQq08lk
Plans: https://bit.ly/2QZls9T

Make your own Spoke Shave
Video: https://youtu.be/IPYvwAmoHos
Plans: https://www.rexkrueger.com/store/make-a-wooden-spokeshave

Make a Traditional English Marking Gauge
Video: https://youtu.be/tm7AFpc02gA
Plans: https://www.rexkrueger.com/store/plans-one-handed-marking-gauge

Get the Spoke Shave and 4 other tools as part of the Specialty Plane Bundle!:
https://www.rexkrueger.com/store/specialty-plane-bundle
Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR_8ISkKkV7lJPR4Q22UaQDruZpc4gxRO

Get the Turning Saw and 4 other projects as part of the Journeyman’s Plan Bundle!:
https://www.rexkrueger.com/store/journeymans-plan-bundle-six-projects-for-your-hand-tool-shop
Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR_8ISkKkV7m8nvMOpXXy8zE9XsZgEr4i

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Quercus Magazine: https://quercusmagazine.com/
Buy individual issues: https://toolsforworkingwood.com/store/item/AQ-1231.XX/Quercus+Magazine

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Wood Work for Humans Tool List (affiliate):
*Cutting*
Gyokucho Ryoba Saw: https://amzn.to/2Z5Wmda
Dewalt Panel Saw: https://amzn.to/2HJqGmO
Suizan Dozuki Handsaw: https://amzn.to/3abRyXB
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Spear and Jackson Tenon Saw: https://amzn.to/2zykhs6
(Needs tune-up to work well.)
Crown Tenon Saw: https://amzn.to/3l89Dut
(Works out of the box)
Carving Knife: https://amzn.to/2DkbsnM
Narex True Imperial Chisels: https://amzn.to/2EX4xls
(My favorite affordable new chisels.)
Blue-Handled Marples Chisels: https://amzn.to/2tVJARY
(I use these to make the DIY specialty planes, but I also like them for general work.)

*Sharpening*
Honing Guide: https://amzn.to/2TaJEZM
Norton Coarse/Fine Oil Stone: https://amzn.to/36seh2m
Natural Arkansas Fine Oil Stone: https://amzn.to/3irDQmq
Green buffing compound: https://amzn.to/2XuUBE2

*Marking and Measuring*
Stockman Knife: https://amzn.to/2Pp4bWP
(For marking and the built-in awl).
Speed Square: https://amzn.to/3gSi6jK
Stanley Marking Knife: https://amzn.to/2Ewrxo3
(Excellent, inexpensive marking knife.)
Blue Kreg measuring jig: https://amzn.to/2QTnKYd
Round-head Protractor: https://amzn.to/37fJ6oz

*Drilling*
Forstener Bits: https://amzn.to/3jpBgPl
Spade Bits: https://amzn.to/2U5kvML

*Work-Holding*
Orange F Clamps: https://amzn.to/2u3tp4X
Screw Clamp: https://amzn.to/3gCa5i8

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