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Forum topic by Emma Walker posted 03-29-2013 02:04 AM 813 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Emma Walker

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03-29-2013 02:04 AM

I picked up a bevel gauge at a flea market awhile back that has a hollow plastic handle. I’ve been thinking about making a new handle for it. Any ideas from you fine people? Ivory inlays, brass rabbit inlays, wing nut carved from an oyster shell…?

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.


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#1 posted 03-29-2013 02:33 AM

Is going to be left or right handed?

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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#2 posted 03-29-2013 02:39 AM

Is going to be left or right handed?

Is that you Stumpy Nubs?

I know a joke when I hear one!

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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#3 posted 03-29-2013 03:39 AM

I would gold plate it, including the bolt and wing nut. Replace the handle with ebony featuring ivory inlays.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 03-29-2013 03:53 AM

As Topa suggested, I’d go with the ebony handle, but instead of ivory inlays I’d crush some diamonds and inlay your name into the handle with them.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#5 posted 03-29-2013 04:07 AM

Scale this down to size , Emma…..LOL

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#6 posted 03-29-2013 02:46 PM

Manitario,

Everyone knows that there’s nothing harder than diamonds therefore making them crush resistant.

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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#7 posted 03-29-2013 03:09 PM

From your post I gather you want a personalized bevel gauge which sounds cool but using the blade from a $2. bevel gauge is a bit like building a Rolls Royce replica with and installing a Kia engine in it. Why not just make the whole gauge blade and all,like the one Norm made.

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#8 posted 03-29-2013 03:24 PM

Very nice!
Thanks Jim

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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#9 posted 03-29-2013 03:55 PM

Similar (but not quite as nice!) to gauge Norm made, here’s the one I made last year:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/62595 I bought the plans and the brass from Woodcraft. No diamonds though.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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