This is sort of a continuation of an old blog about 3 Shopbuilt Brass Tools.
I recently made these two little tools out of brass strip, 1/16 in. thick by 1/2 inch wide by 12 inches long.
I wanted to make a small brass bevel gauge ever since I saw one that Mads made. The Pythagorean gauge I only recently found accidentally here on Lumberjocks.. Its usefulness is probably marginal, but it’s certainly a conversation starter. It measures just under 8 inches long.
The bevel gauge is only just under 4 inches long. The thumb notch is to push the blade out enough to open it up by catching the end of the point.
The holes in the blade and handle allow the bevel gauge to be used as a compass in a pinch. I got this idea from a Youtube video and have since similarly modified my cheap bevel gauge.
Wait, there’s more! It can also be put on a key ring!
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!