Morin Gauge

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Morin Gauge

Post by trailcrew » February 24th, 2011, 6:53 am

The Morin gauge earlier was an all cast iron tool, save the filing plate, that was often modified slightly before use. Filers would glue thin pieces of glass to the rails that ran over the cutter teeth for a smoother run and so the cutter teeth wouldn't ditch into the soft cast iron. Also shims of paper or nowadays pieces of feeler gauge were needed to lower the filing plate to the correct height. The later Morin gauges were cast iron with steel rails.
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The cast iron and steel tool.
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Re: Morin Gauge

Post by Jim Talburt » February 18th, 2012, 8:56 pm

Morin made them with the glass all ready on. I had one new in the original box. Can't remember the model number.
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Re: Morin Gauge

Post by SalmonCreek » July 16th, 2012, 2:47 pm

I have one of these earlier ones, I wondered how the pin gauge was suppose to work, as mine doesn't have the glass runners on it.

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Re: Morin Gauge

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Re: Morin Gauge

Post by goodfeller » December 14th, 2013, 2:44 pm

Thanks, MooseCreekTrails, for those pictures. I have never seen a Morin in such pristine condition--especially with the glass. I have a couple that still have the red paint along with some that don't but they are faded and no glass. Someone was selling a couple on eBay this week that looked like they had been repainted--pin screws and lock nuts did not look right. Here's a picture of what I think is a very early Morin with a very odd pin.
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Re: Morin Gauge

Post by Starling_Saw » December 14th, 2013, 6:21 pm

A few different types of the Morin gauges. Top two are the cast steel, next in line would be the cast aluminum, and bottom is a cast bronze. 79 cents back in the day!
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Re: Morin Gauge

Post by PATCsawyer » December 15th, 2013, 6:32 pm

I like how #2 and #4 have had their pin gauge shoes swapped for use with smaller saws.

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Re: Morin Gauge

Post by goodfeller » December 16th, 2013, 8:11 am

Nice collection? You inherit a hardware store? ;) Just of the record, 79 cents in 1913 would be about $19.00 today. (1913 was the farthest I could go back on the conversion site.)

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Re: Morin Gauge

Post by Starling_Saw » December 16th, 2013, 10:10 am

An acquaint of mine had an uncle pass away a couple years ago. 90+ years old, that worked in a hardware store in Tacoma. He has been cleaning out the uncle's basement. I've acquired most of the saws and filing tools, axes, ETC. This is some of a box of stuff.
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Re: Morin Gauge

Post by trailcrew » December 18th, 2013, 3:55 am

Goodness, that's beautiful.
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