|Project by Jim Rowe||posted 04-18-2012 11:12 AM||2699 views||15 times favorited||26 comments|
Following on from the recent Forum discussion on the aircraft grade aluminium right angle checker manufactured in Ohio, I thought I would post my interpretation of the device made in my garage workshop in Hatfield Peverel.
In the true spirit of emulation I used ebonised lemon wood from an ancient recipe passed down through generations of craftsmen. The wood was cut on my micro adjustable sliding sled (post will follow later) and was hand shaped with my laser guided block plane. A gold plated vintage spark plug knurled nut was used to secure the components after numerous coats of shellac sanding sealer and Australian carnuba wax had been applied by hand. The third picture shows the component parts of the device. In total the cost was less than £1.00 or $1.50 in old money.
I hope that fellow LJs will be tempted to create their own versions of this device for the edification of all of us.
-- It always looks better when it's finished!