Bevel gauge from a hack saw blade DIY Boat builder’s small gauge. Some of you probably saw my little brass bevel gauge, after finishing this, I was searching the web and stumbled over a sweet little DIY bevel gauge made from a old hack saw blade, so I had to make me one just for the fun of it. It’s fast to make, simple and cost almost nothing. This is how it will look. So you start out with an old hack saw blade (or a new…) Break it in half, or cut to desire...
Well Thursday ended on a good note because of this .When I got home from work tired as usual I noticed the mail on the counter and there was this thicker then normal envelop among the envelops .My curiosity made me open that envelop first and it was a little bevel gauge made by Paul (Shipwright ) with a wonderful letter from Paul .Paul patterned this gauge after one that he used during his working years along many other tools and I had noticed it in a blog of his and commented that I wish th...
Hello, My name is Jeremy (firm cyber hand shake). This is my first blog entry for my account here at LumberJocks. Short intro. Please excuse my spelling. Spelling has been a struggle for me my whole life.A bit about my self. I was born in Marburg Germany, but have lived the larger part of my life on the west coast of the USA. I love anything I can do with my hands. Pottery, glass work, automotive work, carpentry, cooking, brewing beer… you get the idea. I love to learn and share. I a...
SquarerulerbevelangelbanditOr just a old English set square and bevel gauge, becoming a transformer! The story is that I bought this wonderful vintage English engineers tool:And of course I had to go crazy on it! So I cut a steel ruler into 8 cm of length, why 8? Because I wanted to be able to make 1:8 dovetails…And since there were a spur, I made a hole, and then it can also go sideways (even I have to count down from 5,5 if I go from the set square). I also gave it some new ...
With the jointed boards smoothed of tool marks and lumber yard stamps I’m ready to dovetail. I chose 1:6 ratio since I’m using pine, and will cut the tails first. I chose to lay out a tail 1” from the edge of long boards then used my dividers to space out my tails so that the opposite edge has a tail 1” from the edge of the board. Once I was happy with that I decided to go with 1” wide tails and drew out the boards and began cutting them out with my only back...
Of course it won’t do everything a sliding bevel gauge will do, but it does have the advantage of a built-in angle scale. Since it is larger than a bevel gauge the bar can mark further into the work piece and it is also easier to find in a messy shop.
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