French Marking Gauges

A simple tool for your best work

Marking gauges are a necessity in every workshop. These gauges are based upon a French design from the 1700s. The design allows them to be unlocked, adjusted, and re-locked one-handed. The scribe can be a conical pin, a knife shaped pin, or a knife secured in the beam with a wedge. Pictured here made in beech, which is a very traditional wood for woodworking tools and tool handles.