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Forum topic by Emma Walker posted 482 days ago 773 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Emma Walker

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482 days ago

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 482 days ago

Is going to be left or right handed?

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#2 posted 482 days ago

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 481 days ago

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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Manitario

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#4 posted 481 days ago

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 481 days ago

Scale this down to size , Emma…..LOL

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#6 posted 481 days ago

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 481 days ago

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.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/66516

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#8 posted 481 days ago

Very nice!
Thanks Jim

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

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Manitario

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#9 posted 481 days ago

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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