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Project by AgentTwitch posted 818 days ago 3693 views 27 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a pair of sliding bevel gauges that were taken from a plan in ShopNotes magazine. I have made four of these so far, 2 were gifts for Christmas last year, and these just got finished today. They are made out of cocobolo and 1” wide by 1/8” thick 360 brass sheet. The plan called for 1 ft length of this brass with zero waste. It was a fun project. The cocobolo looks nice against the brass.

Finished with BLO and really thin varnish that was rubbed out with #000 steel wool.

-- Regards, Norm





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Jorge Velez

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#1 posted 818 days ago

very nice and elegant! this is not to be used but as a display, very nice to be abused at the shop

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Alan S

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#2 posted 818 days ago

Beautiful! What issue of shop notes was this from?
Alan

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SteveGaskins

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#3 posted 818 days ago

Very, Very Nice!! I really like these. Yes, what issue was this from? I would love to make one, too.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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Gshepherd

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#4 posted 818 days ago

Please tell, make several more and post the steps, these are georgous…

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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AgentTwitch

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#5 posted 818 days ago

Thanks for the generous comments everyone. I cant take any credit for the tool design.

It came from Issue #8 of ShopNotes magazine, page 22.

I think you should build one, Steve. Pretty simple weekend project

-- Regards, Norm

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 818 days ago

Absolutely beautiful!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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DaveBaker

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#7 posted 818 days ago

The bevel Gage plans are in issue #8

-- Upstate New York -- Do what you love and never work a day in your life.

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Philip

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#8 posted 818 days ago

Those are amazing. Well done!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 818 days ago

Very very nice, a wonderful bevel gauge ,great job.

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BarbS

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#10 posted 818 days ago

What a beautiful tool. Almost, you convince me to try… ;-)

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michiganmark

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#11 posted 818 days ago

I use mine often, going to put this one on the list

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather

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BigTiny

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#12 posted 818 days ago

Once again we see that the tool companies aren’t the only sources of high quality tools. A tool you made yourself and one so beautiful is a joy forever. Congratulations.

Paul

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

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Deycart

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#13 posted 818 days ago

What grit did you finish the brass in?

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Dennisgrosen

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#14 posted 818 days ago

looking realy good well done
nothing is like using home made tools

thanks for sharing

Dennis

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bigkev

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#15 posted 817 days ago

Those are bee-yooo-tee-ful. For sale?

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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