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Project by Mike posted 07-05-2008 10:37 PM 1751 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Why do stuff like this?????
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Why do some people like me make things like this?

We could buy one, we could even get a cheap one, instead we see a broke bevel at a thrift shop for
.50 cents and go home and make a new one outta the parts.

The blank the rule and the brass.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.





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Mike

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#1 posted 07-05-2008 10:39 PM

I took a piece of oak 1×1x2, the brass I had, I just robbed the rule from the old one.

Now I gotta cut the brass

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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Callum Kendall

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#2 posted 07-05-2008 10:49 PM

Cant wait to see the finished item!

Rhanks for the post

Callum

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bobdurnell

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#3 posted 07-05-2008 11:47 PM

Mike, that’s a good question. I’ve done the same thing too! And with the same tool. I guess we like the recognition. In 1985 I made some oversized bevels and I sent one to Norm Abrams and it’s hanging on the wall of the New Yankee Workshop. I’ve seen him use it too! Yours is going to be great. bob

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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SteveKorz

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#4 posted 07-05-2008 11:54 PM

Mike, I am JUST LIKE THAT!! My problem is that I accumulate things and don’t get them done or fixed. My wife and I are in the process (today actually) of doing a mass Exodus with junk. I can afford to buy it, but just think that I need to waste time to attempt to fix or restore it…. I dunno… maybe I need to go to JA- Junkers Annonymous… lol.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Mike

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#5 posted 07-06-2008 12:55 AM

The prolblem Steve is how much ya gonna buy back youself?

I Picked up a Craftsman scroll saw at a thrift store for 10 bucks, a benchtop 4 inch belt sander for 10 also.

Today I just got a free Craftsman level, It was in a house fire of a friend, it smells like smoke and has some rust but will clean up nice.

I also picked up a Cigar Humidor. It hold 300+ cigars and has an inlayed cigar leaf on top, the leaf is 8 by 10 inches. 10 dollars. :)

The scroll saw needed a bolt, the sander needed a sanding belt.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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brianinpa

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#6 posted 07-06-2008 01:20 AM

I am glad to know I am not the only person afflicted with this disease!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Mike

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#7 posted 07-06-2008 01:42 AM

I got the top brass done and together need some fine tuning (filing)

and then while messing around I took some scrap and made a push block, scrap 2×6 and a piece off a cutting board, srewed together so I can keep the handle after the block gets chewed up.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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SteveKorz

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#8 posted 07-06-2008 03:17 AM

If this is a disease, then I’ve got it in my bones…... lol…

I burned an entire truckload of “stuff” from my barn today… and found stuff I forgot I had. I’m not even close to being done (geesh!). If you find the cure, shoot me an email…lol.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Chris

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#9 posted 07-06-2008 04:29 AM

Nice work… I love homemade or semi-homemade tools.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 07-06-2008 11:32 PM

You say why, I say why not. Great work Mike.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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jeanmarc

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#11 posted 07-30-2008 11:37 PM

Great work Mike.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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bill merritt

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#12 posted 04-26-2010 08:34 AM

I just read this but I think the whole site may be infected. lol

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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