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fibers. Such a line precisely divides the waste from the work. And despite its fineness, a gauged line can hold a chisel's edge.

Gauges are simple, ancient tools. They exist in all of the world's woodworking traditions. A Japanese craftsman's gauges are hardly different from our Western ones. And although today's marketplace offers a variety of deluxe and reinvented gauges, none of them really improve upon the workmanlike gauges shown in this article.

You can buy marking, cutting, and mortise gauges from almost any tool dealer and through most woodworking catalogs. In fact, their general availability attests to their widespread popularity and usefulness.

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