The Marking Gauge, woodwork video #9 from the Neon Saw workshop

Here we go then with the next video in this free series introducing the new woodworker to the basic kit of handtools. All the tools featured here are tried and tested for their indispensability and general usefulness and, with the addition of one or two power tools – notably a cordless drill – they’ll enable you to take on nearly any woodworking or DIY job you might encounter.

It’s worth pointing out that the info contained in the videos isn’t the full, complete and definitive guide to all tools everywhere, but is an entry-level introduction and simple explanation of the mostly commonly used woodworking tools you’ll want in your average kitbag.

Woodworker’s Kitbag – The Marking Gauge

Much of carpentry and woodwork in general involves a discipline of straight lines and square markings to achieve attractive and functional results, and helping to facilitate this is the Marking Gauge. It’s a simple tool but a very useful one and it’s strongly recommended that you add one to your kit and practice with it as much as possible.

About This Free Woodwork Video Lesson

In this video we take a look at the marking gauge and consider its main functions, as well as look at the different types available. Along with squares, a ‘gauge’ is one of the key marking out tools, and is an essential part of any starter toolkit.

Free Woodwork Video Lesson 9

Previous Free Woodwork Video Lessons

Watch the first video in this series of free woodwork classes, where we begin our look into the Woodworker’s Kitbag – Introduction Video

Upcoming Free Woodwork Video Classes

So, if this video has found favour with you – and I sincerely hope it has – please keep a look out for the next one in which we’ll be looking at another of our marking devices, the Bradawl.

As with most hand tools, there’s more to this than you first might think, so stay tuned, and in the meantime please forward this video series to anyone you think might enjoy it or encourage them to sign up to the Neon Saw mailing list when they’ll automatically receive all future videos to come.

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Good luck to all you woodworkers out there, and let’s do all we can to share our craft, help each other out and enjoy ourselves making some great stuff for the home – especially if we can use up any left over timber from another job!


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