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Re: [MedievalSawdust] Interested in making my own scribes/marking-gauges.

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  • conradh@efn.org
    ... Think wedges. Either the wedging of the cutter directly into the wood (such as a nail you then sharpen) or a separate wedge such as holds a plane iron.
    Message 1 of 10 , Oct 14, 2012
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      > Hello,
      >
      > Primarily I'm a power-tool user but with my biggest tools in storage I've
      > been doing more small projects with hand tools and it's a different sort
      > of fun. I've also been spending a lot of time watching Roy Underhill and
      > The Woodwright shop. A lot of joinery work seems much easier using scribes
      > to mark locations then a pencil and it's a wonderfully simple tool so I
      > want to make one for myself but I'm curious how medieval versions held the
      > marking tip before metal screws came into common usage and if there are
      > better cutters then sharpened nails.
      >
      > This design just wedges the nail in place.
      > http://images.meredith.com/wood/pdf/WD324627.pdf
      >
      > In an ideal world I would think a piece of snap-off disposible razor knife
      > would make a perfect tip but I can't think of how to anchor it without
      > modern equipment.
      >
      Think wedges. Either the wedging of the cutter directly into the wood
      (such as a nail you then sharpen) or a separate wedge such as holds a
      plane iron. No screws required
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