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Bevel gauge from a hack saw blade DIY
Boat builder’s small gauge.

Some of you probably saw my little brass bevel gauge, after finishing this, I was searching the web and stumbled over a sweet little DIY bevel gauge made from a old hack saw blade, so I had to make me one just for the fun of it.

It’s fast to make, simple and cost almost nothing.

You can see the DIY here Bevel gauge from a hack saw blade DIY

Hope the blog be to inspiration, perhaps a pocket size bevel gauge…

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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





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Don Johnson

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#1 posted 01-10-2011 05:43 PM

That’s not a Bevel Gauge – its a pipe reamer ! :-)

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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drbyte

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#2 posted 01-10-2011 05:45 PM

Leaving the teeth on one section would make it a folding, pocket hacksaw!

-- Dennis, WV

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mafe

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#3 posted 01-10-2011 05:45 PM

I laugh, yes now I can call it a gadget!
I can also sharoen one side and make it a pocket knife.
Shapen the end and make it a marking knife.
Ohhhh – I’m off to the work shop #:o(])
Smile,
Mads

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

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 01-10-2011 07:42 PM

beesy bee strike again ….LOL
surely one thing to remember …thank´s for sharing Mads :-)

take care
Dennis

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#5 posted 01-10-2011 08:43 PM

Practical and easy to make, nothing better. I use hacksaw blades to make carving knives. Very useful, these blades potentially have 9 lives. Thanks for sharing Mads.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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peteg

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#6 posted 01-10-2011 10:19 PM

Simple, practical & cheap, thanks for the post

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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shipwright

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#7 posted 01-10-2011 10:24 PM

When I started working in shipyards in the early seventies everyone had one of these in their pocket. They were in constant use. Forty years later mine’s still never far from my hand.
Made from hacksaw blade and a bit of scrap bending oak. It has seen the wars though.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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papadan

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#8 posted 01-10-2011 10:56 PM

Mads, you didn’t need the blog on this one. The pics in this post tell the whole story. LOL

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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mafe

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#9 posted 01-11-2011 12:53 AM

Hi,
Papadan, I agree but started with the blog, and then the post, and at the end of the day it do make it easier for some with the little explanations. ,-)
shipwright, it’s beautiful, I love patina, and yours sure have that.
peteg, lovely cobo yes.
Mike, yes I wish we also had nine… Life is so short with all the things we can make.
Dennis, Bzzzzzzzz Bzzzzzzzzz
Big smile on my lips,
Mads

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

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WoodenFrog

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#10 posted 01-11-2011 01:50 AM

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) That’s All!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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lilredweldingrod

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#11 posted 01-11-2011 05:01 AM

Mafe, This presents a problem for me. About 27 years ago I bought a 12 pack of Bowman/Barnes hacksaw blades. I have two in my hacksaws and 10 still in the pack. How do I bring myself to use a perfectly good blade for one of these? I have a conundrum.

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papadan

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#12 posted 01-11-2011 05:09 AM

Lilred, you wont be losing a hacksaw blade, you will be gaining a bevel gauge. It will still be the blade you own and love so dearly, just reconfigured slightly. ;-)

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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BigTiny

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#13 posted 01-11-2011 03:40 PM

Rather than cutting down a nail for a rivet, most saddle and tack shops have copper rivets available.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#14 posted 01-11-2011 04:28 PM

Big Tiny.. Where’s the challenge in that ? MaFe seems to strech everything, usualy without resorting to the store

;-)

(I’ve got a stash of those copper rivits as well as copper electritian’s nails left over
from buuilding the house over 20 years ago..hhmm..where’s that thread on hoarding..
;-D

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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mafe

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#15 posted 01-12-2011 12:37 AM

Hi,
Glen, you are completely right. I even had a brass rod, but I wanted to do it simple, and what would be for every one to find in the workshop. ;-) So it means you were able to see through me! Smile.
Big tiny, you got the answer from Glen.
Papadan, ;-)
lilredweldingrod, If you waited 27 years, then I think you can take one, and not regred…
WoodenFrog, smile back.
Best thoughts to all of you,
Mads

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

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