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Project by kennethw posted 01-07-2010 08:04 AM 3468 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A handmade bevel gauge made from scrap. I think the body is jatoba, and the blade is definitely cherry. :)

The blade is a little short, but I will only use it for gauging small things for a while. I can replace the blade some day. The body is hewn from a solid piece. The last image shows the inside where the blade mates with the body. Tight quarters!

The blade and body are parallel within about .002”.





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Jeison

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 09:22 AM

nice! shopmade tools are always cool, especially when they look that good!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#2 posted 01-07-2010 09:15 PM

Thanks Jei. :)

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#3 posted 01-07-2010 11:24 PM

I’ll go and make one, thanks for the inpiration.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 01-08-2010 01:01 AM

great tool
thankĀ“s for sharing

Dennis

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#5 posted 01-11-2010 12:20 AM

I like this. Shop made tools are always cool. Good job.

-- The safest place to be is within the will of God. God Bless. Michael

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#6 posted 01-15-2010 04:47 AM

Bet it gets a lot of use, good looking tool.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#7 posted 01-15-2010 04:41 PM

Kenneth, I really enjoy seeing shop made tools. This one is gorgeous and you chose a nice set of woods for its construction.

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

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#8 posted 01-15-2010 08:25 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone. :) I think I’m going to make a plane adjusting hammer next.

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