|Project by Airframer||posted 02-18-2014 10:47 PM||4305 views||38 times favorited||47 comments|
This is my pair of items for the latest Layout Tool Swap for LJ user RickM.
The dividers are my second attempt at making those and these were hard to let go of. They came out a lot better than my first pair.. so much so I am tempted to try a third time for myself. They are made from Maple and Walnut with brass hardware.
After making those I was at HD and ran across a very nice piece of flamed maple hiding in the maple stack and had to do something with it. I decided a sliding bevel would pair nicely with the layout dividers and whipped this up in a couple days. I patterned it after my Stanley bevel including the flush fit adjustment lever. It operates with just a thumb and lays flat on both sides. The adjustment nut is made from a wing nut with one wing cut off and some persuading in a vise to get it flat.
I had fun making these and hope their new owner finds them useful around the shop!
-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"