Tool Making Weekend: Mallet, Marking Gauge, Moxon Vise and Marking Knife

We had a good couple of days making tools and learning some useful skills. We shaped, hardened and tempered steel for the marking knife blades and the cutters for the gauges. We used a screw box to thread the Moxon vise and improved our mortising and layout skills. We used the mallet and marking knife we made on the first day to make the marking gauge on the second day. Making and using tools you have made only adds to the fun of woodworking!

We had beautiful weather, the crab apple tree was in full bloom!