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Project by ScaleShipWright posted 427 days ago 822 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After borrowing/stealing some ideas from other LJ members (thank you!) I decided to start the construction of a bevel edge.

Having to make it completely from scratch, I have used materials that were at hand: some pear and hornbeam wood and a 10×2 mm brass bar; a 4 mm brass round bar a bolt and nut also of brass. The lever to lock the blade was cut from the brass bar and then epoxied to the hexagonal nut, after rounding it at the lathe.

I then have added some inlays to the stock to make it a little fancier.

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#1 posted 427 days ago

Very nice tool : )

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#2 posted 427 days ago

Thanks Dusty I really like your cutting boards and other stuff

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#3 posted 427 days ago

Well , thank you as well : )
Have a great holiday !

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#4 posted 427 days ago

How did you make the Tightening section??

Looks awesome!

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#5 posted 427 days ago

lovely tool

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#6 posted 427 days ago

Really nice looking gauge.

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#7 posted 426 days ago

How did you make the Tightening section??

Joe, I did not like the look and feel of a wing nut, so I did the following thing; hope the image can be of help:

notice the hex nut partially rounded with the lathe to fit tightly the hole in the lever; a drop of epoxy helped to obtain a solid joint. I also ground the bolt’s head until the slot for the screwdriver desappeared, then I epoxied it to one of the brass plaques. In this way the bolt cannot turn as one tights the blade (I carefully checked the position of the lever before applying glue).

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#8 posted 426 days ago

Nicely done !

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#9 posted 426 days ago

ScaleShipWright,

That is SO COOL...

Thank you very much for that detail…

Ahh to have a metal lathe….

Would it be possible to screw that nut onto bolt, put bolt into drill press, hold file on nut to get round part, eventually using sandpaper, etc. to get that round part on the nut… or am I a NUT for thinking this way? LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#10 posted 425 days ago

Joe, I don’t know, the drill press should be very stable and probably one has to provide some sort of jig to support the file, to obtain a good round surface. Alternatively one could keep the hexagonal profile and cut an hexagonal slot in the lever; a lateral pin could also give more strength to the joint.

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