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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 04-28-2016 04:50 PM 682 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!



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#1 posted 04-28-2016 10:43 PM

These are one of those tools that when you need it to find an odd angle you got to find something to get er done might as well be something pretty and shop built.
Nice project.

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#2 posted 04-28-2016 11:12 PM

“But, WAIT! There’s MORE!” Thanks for the chuckle, Dave. Nice tools, too!

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 04-28-2016 11:22 PM

That dont look like no Ferrari key there Dave !

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#4 posted 04-29-2016 12:12 AM



That dont look like no Ferrari key there Dave !

- JoeinGa

It’s not my house key either! ;-)

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#5 posted 04-29-2016 12:14 AM



These are one of those tools that when you need it to find an odd angle you got to find something to get er done might as well be something pretty and shop built.
Nice project.

- htl

Now I just need to build something with angles that aren’t just 90 degrees!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#6 posted 04-29-2016 12:16 AM



“But, WAIT! There s MORE!” Thanks for the chuckle, Dave. Nice tools, too!

- CFrye

Get this multi-tool made from real metal for just four payments of $19.99!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#7 posted 04-29-2016 12:48 AM

Its possibly an Alpha Key!

-- Regards Robert

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#8 posted 07-29-2016 03:57 PM

I’ve actually started using these two tools regularly. I needed a smaller bevel gauge and presto! I already had it. I’ve used the Pythagorean several times recently, so it’s far from useless.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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