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Small site level that will become an heirloom

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This is such a simple project I hate to bother you with it but I thought it might be the kind of project that may stay in your family.
I spent about 10-12 dollars on parts and the rest took about a 1/2 hour in the shop.
If you have a WW buddy it could get you some brownie points around x-mas or Ramadan or YK or whatever.

Cheers Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner





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WayneC

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#1 posted 09-16-2007 11:40 PM

It is a wonderful item. It will be cherished.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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bryano

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#2 posted 09-16-2007 11:42 PM

that a nice level. anyone would be proud to own one like it. How hard was it to make it trueand accurate?

-- bryano

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#3 posted 09-16-2007 11:45 PM

Bryano

Not difficult at all, the spirit level tells all.
I have complet plane some where if you get the bug.
I think it was a shopnotes project.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#4 posted 09-16-2007 11:48 PM

Thanks Bob. Could you send me a parts list? I would lov to make one for my dad.

-- bryano

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#5 posted 09-17-2007 12:03 AM

Bob -

That is an absolutely wonderful project! Destined to be a valuable treasure.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#6 posted 09-17-2007 12:18 AM

Very, very cool! So neat to make a useful tool. Thanks for sharing.

-- Robb

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#7 posted 09-17-2007 05:38 AM

Bob,

That is a very cool project. I’d like to make one myself. Does the hardware come in a kit? What Shopnotes was it in? Any info will be appreciated.

-- Dan, West Virginia, http://www.danpleskaCreations.com

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#8 posted 09-17-2007 06:17 AM

Now that is a bullet level that will be around for awhile. Great project! I would like to make one or two of these my self.

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 09-17-2007 07:48 AM

Sweet, just the gift for another woodnut who has everything! Thanks Bob.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 09-17-2007 11:25 AM

Woderful project, thanks for posting it – another thing to think about for a present

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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#11 posted 09-17-2007 01:33 PM

Thanks all.
I will try to dig out the original information today and post it.
I looked on shopnotes on the web but it’s not listed.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Karson

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#12 posted 09-17-2007 02:30 PM

Great project Bob. A nice addition for a tool collection.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#13 posted 09-17-2007 07:39 PM

I still have not located the original article. I’ll keep looking.
I got the brass from a hobby/model railroad shop in 1 foot lengths.
The spirit levels were “commandered” from a couple of cheapy fence string levels .
As far as the build is concerned it is pretty straight forward with the use of a couple of fortner bits and the asi of a router to chamfer the windows.
Brass works really easily so you can sand most of the peices to shape.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#14 posted 09-18-2007 01:28 AM

I finally found it right in front of me!

Shopenotes issue 35 volume 6 – 1997
Oddly it’s not on the shopnotes website?

I could paraphrase it if all else fails.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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mot

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#15 posted 09-20-2007 04:25 PM

Whoa…now that’s a piece! Nice, Bob! He hates to bother us with it…good grief! LOL

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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