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Marking Gauge Stock Wedged Shut

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  • #618395
    Mark68
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    Hi all

    Went to use my marking gauge today for the first time in months and the stock has wedged shut. I had to use a mallet to get the thing off. I’ve sanded the handle but it’s still extremely stiff. Obviously not being used in months and moisture as swollen the wood but is there a fix for this? I need it as I’m about to fix the legs of my workbench to the apron.

    Thanks all.

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #618436
    Thomas Brown
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    Hi Seajay, when I had that problem, I took the stock off the handle and let them both dry out completely in a dry atmosphere ( I left them in the sun for a day), then I gave the handle a good rub with candle wax and polished it in with a cloth. That cured the problem, it has worked well ever since.

    #618438
    Mark68
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    Thanks Thomas, I’ll try that.

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #618450
    Keith Walton
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    Yeah put some paste wax on it

    #618522
    Mark68
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    Not heard of paste wax. All I have are candles.

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

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