old fashion wooden level

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Project by cwojo posted 591 days ago 762 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

needed a small precision level so i made one. the body is made from 5/4 cherry and the vial is an old brass line level. it is precision because it is adjustable and therefore can be calibrated.

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#1 posted 591 days ago


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#2 posted 591 days ago

Looks real nice. Did you calibrate it with a non-precision level?, or do you have two of these?

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#3 posted 591 days ago

A unique project very nice work.

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#4 posted 591 days ago

Now who would think of that. That’s sweet!!

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#5 posted 591 days ago

Another great mind thinking outside the Box! Well done!

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#6 posted 591 days ago

Calibration procedure:
1. set level on flat but not level surface
2. note position of the bubble
3. flip level around so that each end is in the previous position of the other
4. note position of the bubble
5. take half the difference of the two positions of the bubble
6. adjust vial so that the bubble moves that distance toward its former position
7. repeat steps 2-6 until the bubble reads the same in either position
8. double check on another unlevel surface to confirm that the bubble reads the same in both directions

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