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Hand made bevel gauge

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Project by GaryK posted 02-07-2008 03:02 AM 3891 views 1 time favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a bevel gauge I made a few weeks ago.

It’s all brass including the screws. The wood it holly to give it a distinctive look.

I basically copied a cheap store bought plastic one.

Turned out pretty good.

I like the thought of using hand made tools.

I think a plane is next on my list.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX





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#1 posted 02-07-2008 03:12 AM

looks nice Gary,,,great job!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 02-07-2008 03:15 AM

Sweet! Not seen one with brass for the gauge part before.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#3 posted 02-07-2008 03:16 AM

Impressive for sure….nice job.

Greg

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#4 posted 02-07-2008 03:19 AM

Looks great – I’d ask what’s next, but sounds like a plane is in order!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#5 posted 02-07-2008 03:30 AM

very nice…where did you get the brass parts? did you make those as well?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 02-07-2008 03:39 AM

Very Nice Gary!

John

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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#7 posted 02-07-2008 03:48 AM

Very nice. I put one together recently that I bought as a kit, but that is less satisfying than making one yourself. One day…

-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com

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#8 posted 02-07-2008 03:56 AM

Super job, Gary! Hey, I’d make all my tools too, if I could make them this good ;^D

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#9 posted 02-07-2008 04:05 AM

Napaman – Yes, all but the screw and wingnut. Just cut it out of sheet stock.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#10 posted 02-07-2008 04:10 AM

Your useual great job Gary.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#11 posted 02-07-2008 04:16 AM

Nice job Gary. I wouldn’t expect anything less from you.

This is much more satisfying than buying one.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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#12 posted 02-07-2008 04:23 AM

Nice. How do you cut the metal?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#13 posted 02-07-2008 04:29 AM

Gizmo – I have a small metal cutting mill.

That just makes it faster though.
I could have easily just drilled a bunch of holes for the slot and file it to size, or drill a hole at each end
and use a jig saw, or use a scroll saw.

There’s more than one way to skin a cat.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#14 posted 02-07-2008 05:43 AM

Nice job Gary.

Bob

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

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#15 posted 02-07-2008 05:54 AM

That’s a beauty, with the enviable contrast between the Holly and the brass. I’ve got an oldie in the shop, might look good with new scales. Thanks for posting this.

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

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