Joseph Marples - Marking Gauge (Rosewood) - Wood Workers Workshop
Joseph Marples

Joseph Marples - Marking Gauge (Rosewood)

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Joseph Marples - Marking Gauge (Rosewood)

These marking gauges are being made exclusively for us by Joseph Marples of Sheffield.

They are being made with a Shortened stem only 8mm above the marking pin, this enables them to be used inside boxes and tight areas where the standard 25mm would not fit, the standard longer stem can also cause scratch lines if the gauge is not held level to the timber being marked.

A fine Joseph Marples rosewood marking gauge. This marking gauge is made from the finest solid rosewood, and comes complete with brass inlay strips and brass knurled thumbscrew.

The pin marking gauge is used traditionaly for marking timber to width and thickness prior to hand planing. A pair of gauges are used when marking out the recess for a hinge or lock, the pin gauge can be used very precisely to defined start and stop points. 

To personalize this marking gauge you can use a needle file followed by a diamond lapping file to produce a small chisel point rather than the standard pin shape, this can be filed at 5 degrees to the stock to produce a keel affect to the pin; this keeps the gauge pulling into the timber rather than going with the grain. The newly shaped keel pin acts like a rudder steering the gauge for improved control. This can only be done once the user has established whether he is a pusher or puller of the gauge as filing needs to be done to suit the individual's working practice.

It is recomended that a small washer is dropped over the pin when filing to protect the Rosewood stock from damage.    



Shipping - our service is free on orders over £85 and only £5.95 on orders under £85 within the UK Mainland, Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands!

We aim to dispatch all orders placed before 2pm Monday-Friday on the same working day.

We do not process orders over the weekend, so if you place your order after 2pm on Friday and throughout the weekend, we will send it to you on Monday. 

Standard UK Service is UPS Standard, or Royal Mail (either First Class or Tracked & Signed for) and costs £5.95 (non-UK mainland and remote areas may take a little longer).

On rare occasions, extra shipping charges may apply when delivering to non-UK mainland and remote areas and our Sales team will contact you on receipt of your order.

UK Mainland, Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands Delivery

For order values under £85, delivery is £5.95 and for orders over £85 delivery is free of charge, and will be shipped using our Standard Service.

UK Offshore Delivery

Channel Islands and Isle of Man - £19.95 on all orders

International Shipping

All European orders are subject to our Standard European Shipping Charge of £14.95.

Orders are sent using UPS Standard, or Tracked & Signed For Royal Mail.  Delivery times may vary – please allow up to 7 days depending on your region. We ship to the following countries:-

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

Norway, Switzerland & Greece

Standard Charge £19.95 on all orders.

If your country is not covered by these shipping options, please contact us to get a quote.

Collection from Wood Workers Workshop.

If you prefer you can collect your order from us at Wood Workers Workshop (by pre-arranged appointment, Mon-Fri 09:00-4:30) to save on delivery costs; please contact us to arrange.