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Project by drbyte posted 03-04-2013 07:08 PM 1474 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 03-04-2013 07:19 PM

Those a great wee levels

Jamie

-- 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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jap

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#2 posted 03-04-2013 09:06 PM

Those look great!

-- Joel

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ka8jvx

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#3 posted 03-04-2013 09:31 PM

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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drbyte

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#4 posted 03-04-2013 09:38 PM

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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staryder

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#5 posted 03-04-2013 10:42 PM

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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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 03-05-2013 02:04 AM

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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Michael1

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#7 posted 03-05-2013 04:47 AM

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

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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#8 posted 03-05-2013 07:07 AM

Nice. ’’Tool art’’!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Philip

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#9 posted 04-02-2013 07:23 PM

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 06-21-2013 06:10 AM

Sweet levels.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#11 posted 06-21-2013 07:39 PM

On the level these are well built!

Have to agree with majuvla, too art!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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