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Making a Marking Gauge
Making a Marking Gauge

Sun, Apr 23



Making a Marking Gauge


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Time & Location

Apr 23, 2023, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA

About the Class or Event

One Sunday, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

April 23, In Studio

Skills Level: Beginner

Class: $80 (Log in for membership discount prices)

Description: There is something special about making and using your own tools.  One tool that I made for myself and have enjoyed using for many years is a marking gauge.  I use the tool when marking joinery, setting hinges, making grooves and dadoes by hand, and any time I need to mark a line parallel to a board edge or end.  

The marking gauge we will make in this class is fitted with a sharp knife that cuts a very thin line in the wood, which I find helpful in situations where accuracy is a must, like joinery and setting hinges.


Students will purchase their own materials for this class. A materials list for this class is provided: here

About the instructor: Dan Paret has been working with wood for about 40 years, professionally as a home renovation contractor, and vocationally as a maker of cabinets and boxes, and finally as a professional woodworker making both custom and speculative cabinets and boxes. Since 2002, he has been doing most of his woodworking with hand tools.

Working in a small basement shop in North Cambridge, Dan makes functional and decorative wood objects and woodblock prints.  When he is not in his own shop, he is likely to be out walking or teaching hand tool woodworking at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, which he has been doing since September 2000.  From time to time he also has the pleasure of teaching short classes at the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain.

Please take a look at our registration policy and our current covid policy before your class.

Local dining options, accommodations, and more information about our facility can be found HERE.  For any other questions our contact information is HERE.


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