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Levels

Postby jtri » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:53 pm

The brass bound rosewood levels made by Stanley, Goodell-Pratt and Stratton Brothers always interested me. If you can find a rosewood one at a reasonable price they are not in the best of shape so buying a rosewood bodied one has not yet happened. I do have a nice mahogany one that I restored. The levels I have got me thinking. If I were to make one today what would I do? I would start with a small 9" one.
It was an easy SketchUp model. Now I needed to make one. So some khaya and wenge scraps were re-purposed and had a lot of fun making these using similar details from the Stanley level I have. Learned a bunch, now I need some Mesquite (most stable wood easily available) better vials and I will make a 24" or 30" version.
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Re: Levels

Postby mrossk » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:22 pm

sweet!
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Re: Levels

Postby davidheim1 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:50 pm

Great work for a challenging project.
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Postby tuna1957 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:14 pm

cool project :thumb:
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Re: Levels

Postby jtri » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:34 pm

Thanks guys, It was a fun project. I would not call it difficult, more fussy work. Fun to get out of your comfort zone.
I am working on another fun project, should be ready to show soon
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Re: Levels

Postby CJRyan » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:04 am

I love your wood textures. Is that tiger maple on the table?
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Re: Levels

Postby jtri » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:02 pm

Yes that is tiger maple on a desk I made. It is a photograph not a render. Guess I need to be clearer or learn to render.......
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