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Handmade Brass Sliding Bevel

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Project by newplane posted 05-03-2009 06:37 PM 3661 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just wanted to share this sliding bevel that I made. The brass came from a kit and I used tiger maple for the stock. I really enjoy using this tool (worked wonderfully laying out dovetails, I’m practicing so I can finish my tool chest). Thanks for looking, have a blessed day friends.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!





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#1 posted 05-03-2009 06:46 PM

Hey Michael
This a really beautiful t bevel the tiger maple really sets it off. This will be a tool you’ll always treasure because you made it. Thanks for serving our country. Thanks for sharing

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-03-2009 07:14 PM

This is a gorgeous bevel gauge. I really enjoy the look that the tiger maple gives to it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 05-03-2009 07:53 PM

Thanks friends, I love how it turned out. The best thing is that I made it and it will be used a lot.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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#4 posted 05-03-2009 08:18 PM

Looks great. Where did you get the kit?

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newplane

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#5 posted 05-03-2009 08:46 PM

Here is the link to the kit, they sell out fast so pick one up if you want one (I’m not affiliated at all with the company) I just picked up a couple more to make for friends.

http://www.schsons.com/product.php?productid=16560&cat=347&page=1

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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#6 posted 05-03-2009 09:59 PM

Beautiful sliding bevel…....I would like to try one but with the same mechanims of this Shinwa.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#7 posted 05-03-2009 10:47 PM

that shinwa bevel is cool. i wonder how it locks.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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#8 posted 10-19-2009 11:43 PM

Lovely work, great choice of tough, attractive wood for this heirloom tool.

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#9 posted 07-18-2010 12:13 AM

Wow that is awesome! Where did you find the brass kit?

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina, www.thomaswoodworker.com

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newplane

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#10 posted 07-18-2010 10:09 AM

John- I recieved that kid from woodmagazine their link is below. I am not for certain if they still make this particular kit. You might be able to get the Brass stock yourself and duplicate it. When I get back to home-station I will be more than glad to take measurments for you.

http://www.woodstore.net/shoptools.html

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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fineamerican

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#11 posted 07-22-2010 09:08 PM

Thank you very much, I will check out that link now. That looks like a fun project, and the one Ive got now is horrible, plastic and just plain ugly!

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina, www.thomaswoodworker.com

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#12 posted 07-31-2010 09:32 PM

wow… noting better than sexy tools . loving the grain and you have achieved a beautifull finish.

-- jjempson

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#13 posted 07-31-2010 09:52 PM

Oh that is just sexy! I love it!

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#14 posted 04-10-2011 02:55 PM

Beautiful,good job

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#15 posted 04-10-2011 05:21 PM

Thanks Jeanmarc—I really enjoy using it and it didn’t take very long to make.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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