scrap wood level

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Project by bent posted 10-24-2011 03:18 AM 2579 views 11 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i made this today for the scrap contest. i have a union brother that dropped/destroyed his favorite level friday. the bubbles were still good, so i took them and promised him a new level for monday. i’m interested to see his reaction. he likes to make fun of my “wierd wood obsession” (i check out all the pallets on the job). the wood is a scrap piece of walnut and some maple burl veneer that i had left over from the dropfront desk i made. the bottom is a piece of polished aluminum with 4 neodymium magnets embedded in it.

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#1 posted 10-24-2011 03:40 AM

Beautiful work.

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#2 posted 10-24-2011 05:42 AM

Very nice!

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#3 posted 10-24-2011 08:29 AM

Nice work! Are both bubbles leval to the base?

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#4 posted 10-24-2011 08:36 AM

Very nice. He will have the most beautiful level in town.

-- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -- Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 10-24-2011 12:23 PM

coastie – the 2 bubbles are 90 degrees to each other. one measures level, the other measures plumb.

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#6 posted 10-24-2011 02:33 PM

Very cool.
Great work too.

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#7 posted 10-24-2011 03:52 PM

I hope he’s not going to be taking this work of art on the job site! Beautiful work, well done!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#8 posted 10-24-2011 06:25 PM

He should be proud to have It.

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#9 posted 10-24-2011 08:36 PM

Very nice work there. I like it. May have to try one myself someday.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#10 posted 10-27-2011 09:27 PM

Great level. He ought to like that one better than one you buy!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 11-19-2011 09:47 AM

Your brother will have a nice decoration on his mantle and he will always know if his house is on the level or not. You get a #1 vote from me in the scrap contest.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#12 posted 12-21-2013 04:37 PM


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