Shopmade Marking Gauge
Simple but clever design makes this wide-fenced tool accurate and easy to use
John Nesset shares his experiences with a variety of marking gauges and reveals why some work well and others do not. He explains how to make his favorite, a kebiki, or a type of Japanese marking gauge, out of hardwood and a steel blade. Adjusting the gauge with one hand is a snap. He offers tips on how to safely sharpen the blade and replace the wedge.
From Fine Woodworking #150