|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 12-14-2014 09:40 PM||1834 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
This is a level I need for making a deck in Arizona. I need to level along a lot of irregular surfaces and this will do it better than the string I usually use. I bought this level years ago and always wanted to have it leveled and then swivel. I had a lot of ideas and even was going to make a 3 plate set up for real fine adjustments but first I tried this on my camera stand which has adjustment in 2 directions. It worked out good and I checked the line on the wall with a level and it was right on. Once I level it in two directions. I can spin the level around for 360 degree coverage.
I first mounted a bearing to the bottom of the level for smooth swiveling. Then I bored out a hole for the bearing in a piece of 1” thick jarrah and put in a brass bushing with a 1/4-20- thread like in the bottom of a camera. I added 2 knock out holes in case I ever wanted to remove the bearing. I put it on the tripod and it works real slick. It will be packed off to Az.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!