1897 (Estimate) Bevel Gauge Restoration Project
In my travels, I came across this well-used bevel gauge and decided to buy and restore it.
I really liked this tool because one of the original owners (maybe the original?) etched their initials and last name into it: S.Z. RICE as you can see in some of the pictures.
I did some amateur research and I believe this gauge dates back to the late 19th century but I'm not 100% sure at all. If anyone has any more information about when this tool was made, please let me know!
I cleaned up the wood and brass and it looks as good as new.
After - Cleaned the brass with a lemon juice + baking soda paste
After - Sanded with 1600grit.
After - Polished the brass with leather strop and honing compound
After - Cleaned the wood with Murphy's Wood Soap and applied Olde English Dark Wood Restore
After - Notice the previous owner's name marked into the wood and brass. I love that stuff in vintage tools