Levels-Pocket or Torpedo

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Project by drbyte posted 408 days ago 1304 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally get to scratch another one off the ‘bucket list’ this weekend! Pocket levels for my work mate and myself. Bubinga, Maple, and Beech from bottom to top. Hard ‘vinyl’ type office flooring epoxied to bottom for ‘wear resistance’. Built on top of a granite plate which had a really old Stanley, very near perfect, level sitting on top of it. Bubble vials bedded in White Silicone Seal and monitored while setting. Both came out near perfect when checked by flipping end for end on the granite plate! Surprised myself even. Fun little weekend R & R project to be sure. Vial pockets cut with 1/4” straight router bit in Maple before top plate glued on. Love making tools that will outlast me and get used by someone else down through the years!

-- Dennis, WV

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 408 days ago

Those a great wee levels


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 408 days ago

Those look great!

-- Joel

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#3 posted 408 days ago

Dennis, maybe you can keep a level head on your shoulders now with the levels. Nice job as usual.
Need to get together for lunch. Probably have to wait until after session.

Charlie H.

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#4 posted 408 days ago

Thanks all!! And we’ll definitely be ready for some Chinese soon there ka8jvx!! And by the way, these levels are about 6” long, I forgot to put in the original post.

-- Dennis, WV

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#5 posted 408 days ago

Very nice project and its always wonderful to make a duplicate for a friend. Great post Thanks for sharing….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#6 posted 408 days ago

Nice and very unqiue looking, you KNOW they are yours! Yet another project for me to work in… (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 408 days ago

Very nice levels. I think I will try my hand at making one of these! Thanks for posting your technique

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#8 posted 408 days ago

Nice. ’’Tool art’’!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 379 days ago

Very nice levels. Well done!

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

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Rick M.

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#10 posted 300 days ago

Sweet levels.

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#11 posted 299 days ago

On the level these are well built!

Have to agree with majuvla, too art!

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