|Project by Luke||posted 05-21-2009 09:45 PM||1799 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
I made three of these torpedos for myself, father and brother. They are very accurate and should last a very long time. Wax Finish. I took apart cheap levels that I bought just for this purpose and reused the indicators. They are so cheap it almost made no sense to go and order the little bubbles from somewhere. I just broke them apart and slipped them out. If you don’t know how to level a level… you just put it up against something, mark the bubble location flip it over to the other side and make sure that it’s the same location. I bedded them in clear silicone and leveled them after inserting, as it would still move some before it dried but not enough to cause it to get out of whack. The brass is from a door plate. The kind you can get at home depot or similar. I just cut it to size on the scroll and sanded smooth. A coat of clear poly or something would seal it I suppose but I opted to let it patina. The hole(for the bubble level) looks off center in the right side of the picture but for some reason the plans called for that? In hind sight I would drill them in the center of the hole….. I did change the plans up quite a bit with all the improvising but it seemed logical.
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