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    Interesting Bevel Gauge

    Found this interesting bevel gauge the other week, it looks like a usual brass and rosewood marking gauge until you look at the locking mechanism,
    (Which I think is rather sleek compared to the offering's of stanley)

    Apparently the inventor of the tool sold the patent to Star Tool Co., however what I have here only has "L.D.Howard". on the handle


    Link:
    https://www.datamp.org/patents/displ...=UT&country=US

    Here's Some Photos:

    IMG_4080.jpgIMG_4081.jpgIMG_4082.jpg


    Does anyone know anything else about these gauges?
    Are they rare?

    Thank you

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    Sometimes the bolt on the Stanley bevel gauge would turn so the lever would end up hanging over the edge. This would sometimes get in the way. This looks like the nut stays inside the outer dimensions of the gauge to solve the problem.

    jtk
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    I had'nt thought of that, I forgot that the bolt on the stanley gauge is on on the outside of the tool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan Lorden View Post
    I had'nt thought of that, I forgot that the bolt on the stanley gauge is on on the outside of the tool
    One of mine would spin so often that a hole was drilled through it and the stock to insert a piece of brass rod to hold it in place. Gave the nut a slight twist to kink the rod. It works great now.

    jtk
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