Welcome to November’s tool of the month, this month it is the panel gauge!
The panel gauge is basically a larger version of a marking gauge. It has a longer shaft and a larger fence and is designed to mark parallel lines on wide boards. Some will use a sharp pin to scratch a line, mine uses a small single bevelled blade which gives a cleaner line. Some panel gauges use a pencil instead of a blade/pin which is handy for rougher marking or when drawing a full size template/drawing. The shaft on my Lie Nielsen version can be turned around and has a slotted hole to put a pencil in.
That’s it for November, look out for the next Tool of the Month blog post!
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