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Project by AgentTwitch posted 05-26-2012 08:37 PM 4619 views 29 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 05-26-2012 08:54 PM

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 05-26-2012 09:40 PM

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

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#3 posted 05-26-2012 09:47 PM

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 05-26-2012 10:22 PM

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 05-26-2012 10:28 PM

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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#6 posted 05-26-2012 10:36 PM

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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#7 posted 05-26-2012 10:42 PM

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 05-26-2012 11:28 PM

Those are amazing. Well done!

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#9 posted 05-26-2012 11:31 PM

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

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#10 posted 05-26-2012 11:54 PM

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

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#11 posted 05-26-2012 11:57 PM

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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#12 posted 05-27-2012 03:29 AM

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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#13 posted 05-27-2012 04:51 AM

What grit did you finish the brass in?

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#14 posted 05-27-2012 04:51 AM

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

thanks for sharing

Dennis

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#15 posted 05-27-2012 12:20 PM

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

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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