Bevel Gauge

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Project by Les Hastings posted 02-07-2008 03:31 AM 2571 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the bevel gauge I made a few years ago.

Its walnut and brass.

Its small but it gets the job done, it was a bugger making the wing nut though.

I seen yours Gary and thought it was cool>

Yes I made the wing nut to.

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

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#1 posted 02-07-2008 03:37 AM

Nice job.

I love home made tools… fingers will not let me make something that small .

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#2 posted 02-07-2008 03:38 AM

It sure is small! Nice job.

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

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#3 posted 02-07-2008 03:41 AM

Gary I think we used the plastic gauge as a model.

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

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#4 posted 02-07-2008 03:57 AM

Sure is teeny….great job!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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

Very nice!

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

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#6 posted 02-07-2008 04:21 AM

That is one small gauge but, knowing your work as I do, it will work well.

Was there a reason to make it so small?

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

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#7 posted 02-07-2008 04:27 AM

Scott, I was making doll houses at the time,,,,,,,NOT! Fun, fun, fun, it was just for fun. I have others to. A plane, square, spoke shave(not finished) marking gauge. I just wanted to see how small I could make them and have them still work. I had plans to make a miniature shop, still do just not enough time.

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

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#8 posted 02-07-2008 08:43 AM

You MADE the wing nut?! Wow, that’s cool. I love the handmade tools.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 02-07-2008 10:28 AM

Very nice – made the wing nit? WOW!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 02-07-2008 01:21 PM

OK, that’s just cool. I doubt it serves any practical purposes whatsoever, but who cares? It’s just cool :D

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#11 posted 02-07-2008 02:51 PM

Just goes to show that size doesn’t matter.:)

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#12 posted 02-07-2008 10:06 PM

Nice. Do you use it for marking dovetails?

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#13 posted 02-07-2008 10:38 PM

Yea what he said, cool. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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