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Project by newplane posted 1935 days ago 3413 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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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1935 days ago

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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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 1935 days ago

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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newplane

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#3 posted 1935 days ago

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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cmaeda

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#4 posted 1935 days ago

Looks great. Where did you get the kit?

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newplane

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#5 posted 1935 days ago

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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Francisco Luna

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#6 posted 1935 days ago

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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newplane

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#7 posted 1935 days ago

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

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

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Jerry

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#8 posted 1766 days ago

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

-- "The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives should be a Store, Not a Govt. Agency"

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fineamerican

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#9 posted 1495 days ago

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 1495 days ago

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 1490 days ago

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 1481 days ago

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

-- jjempson

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#13 posted 1481 days ago

Oh that is just sexy! I love it!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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#14 posted 1229 days ago

Beautiful,good job

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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newplane

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#15 posted 1229 days ago

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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