1. Paul makes his pins


    You can also purchase already sharpened and hardened pins from various sources.
    I have used some made by a manufacturer called Crain, which makes tools and scribers for the flooring industry.
    Google “Crain 371 “ and you should get a link to one suitable for a marking gauge. They are made for marking linoleum and vinyl flooring. Any local sheet goods supply house should stock them. They make shorter ones that are less expensive which would work for replacement mortise gauge pins. (Crain 129).

  2. I remember Paul mentioning using a certain gauge piano wire for some of his self-made marking/mortise gauges. I don’t remember the gauge, but in the marking gauge video I’m pretty sure he does state the particular gauge he uses.

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