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How to Use Squares, Bevels and Gauges

Learn about the variety of tools used to make and measure angles and guidelines.

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Marking Gauge

These are used to score guide lines on pieces of wood. They are comprised of two main sections of wood — the stem and the stock. One or more marking pins are positioned on the stem. The marking pin is positioned close to the end of the stem. The stock is moved into the appropriate position and locked in place with a retaining nut. The pin scores a guide line when the gauge is drawn along the edge of a piece of wood.



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