SOLD: This is a classic English marking gauge. The wood is bound in brass. The beam is solid brass. And the locking mechanism is a single screw surrounded by a brass escutcheon.
There are about five lifetimes of sharpenings left on the pin (which is sharp).
When I purchased this from an English tool dealer years ago, the seller stated this was an ebony gauge. However, a few years on my bench confirmed that this was likely a beech gauge that has been stained black to look like ebony. So it’s *not* an ebony gauge.
Otherwise, this gauge is awesome. The head locks onto the beam like crazy. The thing has enormous presence in your hand. And the brass faces are nice.
But I have too many gauges.
Price: $40 plus shipping. SOLD
About Tool Sales on My Blog
Please read this if you are interested in buying a tool. Why am I selling these tools? Read this entry before you freak out. There is no “master list” of tools that I can send you. I am working through several piles of tools and will list them when I can.
Want to see only the tools that haven’t sold? Easy. I’ve created a category for that on this blog. Click here and bookmark that page. When you visit that link, you’ll see only the tools that haven’t been sold.
While you can ask me all the questions you like about the tool, the first person to send me an e-mail that says: “I’ll take it,” gets the tool. Simple. To buy a tool, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment: I can accept PayPal or a personal check. As soon as the funds arrive, I’ll ship the tool using USPS. If you want insurance, let me know. I’m afraid I can only ship tools in the United States. Shipping internationally is very time-consuming and paperwork-heavy. My apologies in advance on this point.
If you don’t like the tool when you get it, I’ll be happy to refund your money if you return the tool. But postage is on you.
— Christopher Schwarz