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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.

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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Draw Gauge Along Edge of Wood Holding Stock
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Step 2: Using a Marking Gauge

Draw the gauge along the wood, holding the stock against the edge. The marking pin will score a guide line to the set measure. When storing a gauge for any length of time, position the stock near the pins to protect them. Keep the gauge in a dry place. If it gets damp, the stem may swell and stick in the stock.



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