I keep thinking about buying a marking guage. But then I find it's
hard enough to see 2H pencil lead on red oak, let alone trying to see
a scribe line, and you can always erase a pencil line. A combination
square will perform the same task too. I went with the combo
square, since it performs several tasks.
I think a lot will depend on the wood your using. The marking guage
will work better on a smooth surface versus a wood with a heavy grain.
Then of course your likes and dislikes and how you approach your work
will also affect that decision.
If truth be known - for me - doing a layout is fine for the mental
process. But if I have to do two of anything, I'll take 30 seconds
and set up a guide or stop block. This way I get the same error
factor, if there is any error.
Yeah but there is something specifically special about this gauge...
it is new old stock from 15 years ago. At this price it is worth buying,
considering the materials it is made of. I need it as a learning-starting
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