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The Combination Gauge Guide

The combination gauge has 4 main parts, the wooden stem, the wooden stock, the setscrew and the marking pins. The stock has a lock system on it to allow it to keep the distance from the pin, this enables you to mark exactly the right location. The reason this is called a ‘combination gauge’ […]

Buying a Combination Gauge

Buying a combination gauge is more cost effective as it essentially combines the marking and mortise gauge into one gauge. Paul recommends the type that have pins rather than discs as the discs tend to be brittle and fracture in places around the circumference. Discs are often difficult to re-sharpen and if broken can […]

Using a Combination Gauge

To see a video on using the gauge, click here. This can seem like an awkwardly shaped tool, holding the wood with one hand and the stem with the other can aid control. Press lightly but firmly when marking, the pressure should be applied against the registration face, not downwards onto the pins. You […]


[…] The chuck and the chuck thread may also … Setting up and Sharpening a Swing Brace and Bit Read More » Setting Up and Sharpening a Combination Gauge27 June 2018 To see a video on centring the gauge, click here. When setting a mortise gauge, one of the twin pins is moveable. Place the […]

Preparing Your Wood

[…] on the project you are working on)PlaneSteel RuleWinding Sticks (you can make them using this video or you can use the ‘poor mans’ version Paul uses in this guide)PencilSquareGauge All stock must be trued before joinery to establish the registration faces required for accurate layout. 1. Sight down the wood to see if it is […]

Paul’s Top Woodworking Tips: Part 3

[…] section on a screwdriver to fit into the grooves of the split nut heads without damaging them. This is a very handy tool to have! Stop Marking Gauge Jarring If your marking gauge catches every now and then, lower the stock and use a rag to coat the stem in bees wax, do the […]

Paul’s Top Woodworking Tips: Part 1

[…] position to push the plane along the grain, to avoid tearout by going against the grain, simply turn the plane around and pull it towards you. Temporary Gauge Lines The marking gauge is useful when laying out, but you might not always want a permanent mark on your project. Set the stock to the […]

How to Make a Dovetail Template

[…] (32mm) wide, ⅞” (22mm) thick, 4” (102mm) long (any straight grained, knot free, durable hardwood will work best) Pencil Steel Rule Card scraper Knife File Router Plane or Marking Gauge Dovetail and Tenon saw 1″ Chisel Make sure all your faces have been trued, to see how to do this, click here. 1. Mark 1 ½” […]

Setting Hinges

[…] fit. The majority of hinges are used in pairs and sometimes with three, very rarely do we use one hinge alone. Equipment needed: Hinge and screws Screwdriver Gauge Chisel Square awl Knife Chisel Hammer Square Place your wood in the vise and put the the hinge in the desired position, using the knuckle of […]