Brookfield Museum and Historical Society
   An Extended Learning and Research Center
165 Whisconier Road, P.O. Box 5231, Brookfield, CT 06804
Phone:  203-740-8140


Mortise Gauge

This tool was used to mark two parallel sides of a mortise and tenon.  The distance between the two pins is adjustable to a desired width.  Marks would be made into a beam so that a groove could be cut into the beam at that desired width. On a second or the mating beam, the tool is used to mark off the thickness of the end of the beam so that it will exactly fit into the groove.

 

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