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Project by cwojo posted 12-17-2012 09:01 PM 866 views 3 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 12-17-2012 09:04 PM

cool

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#2 posted 12-17-2012 11:30 PM

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 12-17-2012 11:55 PM

A unique project very nice work.

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#4 posted 12-17-2012 11:58 PM

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

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#5 posted 12-18-2012 01:40 AM

Another great mind thinking outside the Box! Well done!

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#6 posted 12-18-2012 04:42 AM

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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