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  1. Winter 2013/14 Tool Swap: Plumb Level and Center Marker

    The plumb level is a modernized reproduction of the plumb level as drawn in Peter Nicholson's The Mechanics Companion, 1831. My version replaces the string and lead weight with a brass rod, axle, and roller bearing. Made from cherry (frame), walnut (axle & plumb bob), and holly (center mark)...
  2. Nicholson Plumb Level

    This is the project page for version one. Version two and swap items are here: This is a modernized reproduction of the plumb level as drawn in Peter Nicholson's The Mechanics Companion, 1831. (pic 3) A very similar version appears in Thomas Martin's The Circle of Mechanical Arts, 1813, but I...
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