Colen Clenton - Marking Gauge
Colen Clenton’s pin-style marking gauge is made of she-oak with brass inlay and parts. These tools are handmade in Australia.
Marking, mortise, and combination gauges come in myriad styles and prices. What differentiates them from one another is the number and type of cutters each employs. Marking gauges have a single cutter for scribing one line at a time. Mortise gauges have two cutters and are used mostly for marking parallel lines to establish the width of a mortise. Combination gauges typically have three cutters: a single cutter on one side of the beam for use as a marking gauge and an additional pair on the other side of the beam for laying out mortises.
The Colen Clenton knife-style marking gauge is beautiful tool made of rose she-oak with inlaid brass wear strips and a brass thumbscrew. It has a reversible crescent-shaped cutter with flat and beveled sides. A nearly 4-in.long fence offers plenty of bearing surface.