Woodpeckers® One-Time Tools MT Center Gauge
The Perfect Tool for Marking Mortise & Tenons
No More Trial & Error.
The MT Center Gauge takes the guesswork out of precisely marking out mortise and tenon joints when they must be centered exactly on your stock. Based on the never-fail reliability of a parallelogram, the MT Center Gauge features two, precision-machined parallel arms that quickly adjust to the stock thickness. The center bar is automatically placed dead center on the material. Now just mark out the center bar location on your stock– and you’re done!
Choose From Four Mortise & Tenon Thicknesses.
Choose Changing the thickness of your mortise and tenon layout is fast and easy. The center bar is held in place by two, specially machined, stainless steel screws with knurled heads. Just take them out and switch to the center bar width you want. Center bars come in 1/4″, 3/8″, 7/16& and 1/2″ widths, the sizes you need for stock from 1/2″ to a full 1″ thick and more. The parallel arms open to accommodate stock up to 2″ thick.
Marking Knife Or Pencil.
The MT Center Gauge comes with aluminum center bars for marking with a pencil priced at $119.99, or stainless steel bars for long life when using a marking knife, retailing for $149.99.
Mark Dead Center Every Time. Each center bar has a precision-machined 1mm tapered hole centered on the bar’s width. Use this feature to mark the exact center of stock with either a scribe tool or mechanical pencil. Reliably finding the center of stock is essential in a variety of layout work.
Quality You Can Trust. The first time you hold the MT Center Gauge you’ll instantly feel the quality of the tool. The action of the parallel arm’s movement is silky smooth owing to the extremely tight tolerances of the tool’s parts. It’s made from aircraft-quality solid aluminum and machined on state-of-the-art CNC equipment. Even the foam-lined case it comes in says class.
Like all Woodpeckers OneTime Tools, the new MT Center Gauges are only made to order in our own shop just outside of Cleveland, Ohio.
Rich Hummel from Woodpecker’s explains this new tool to us at the Woodworking in America Show,
Deadline to place your order is Monday November 11, 2013.
Delivery is scheduled for March, 2014.
However, the actual ship date will depend of volume.
What are our ONE-TIME TOOLS? They’re the tools that our partners at Woodpeckers plan to run once. Often these are tools we ourselves would like but can’t put in full production. The process is simple; they build a couple, take some pictures and open a 10-20 day window for others to jump on the production run. Once they know how many to make, they get them done and move on to something else.
By buying a One-Time Tool, you will own a limited run precisely machined tool that will make you the envy of all your woodworking friends and you have a tool that will be used for generations. These tools are proudly made in the U.S.A.
Make your mortise and tenon measurements quick and easy with the new One-Time Tool MT Center Marking Gauges, but don’t delay, this is a limited time offer.
auf Wiedersehen! …Frank