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03-22-2020 12:23 PM
DaninVan Mayes does a lot of 'trowel trade' stuff. My drywall tee-square is theirs.
Randy's has double vials and no plastic end caps; two thumbs up!
03-22-2020 11:28 AM
Cherryville Chuck Mayes is a pretty good brand. I have a Mayes framing square that's been my go to for years. 18" is an interesting length, usually you go from a torpedo to a 2'.
03-22-2020 07:44 AM
Stick486
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Originally Posted by DaninVan View Post
Great find, Randy! Is it possible to get the old glass out without disturbing the vials? Sounds like Stick's done this before (VoE?)...
use a holesaw w/o the mandrel or power tools..
turn it by hand (mostly in reverse) to scrape out the bulk of the putty to the metal...
finish the clean up w/ a chisel...
install a new clear plastic bezel bedded in a Butyl rubber type caulk and very little of it..

plastic bezels are more shock/break resistant and the butyl acts as dampener...
make your own bezels using a pilot bitless HS...
polish the edges of the bezel to get rid of it's nick sensitivity...

bore a hole w/ your HS through a piece of wood...
remove the pilot bit...
sandwich the plastic between this piece and a piece of scrap...
clamp it all together...
use the bored piece as the guide for the HS when you cut your bezel...
this operation can be done using a hand drill or a DP...

remember, the finished bezel will be the diameter of the inside open dimension of the HS...

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03-22-2020 01:05 AM
DaninVan Great find, Randy! Is it possible to get the old glass out without disturbing the vials? Sounds like Stick's done this before (VoE?)...
03-21-2020 08:16 PM
RiovistaAndy Any decent glass repair shop should be able to help you out.
03-12-2020 07:20 PM
Stick486
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Originally Posted by ranman View Post
Looked lightly to find replacement glass for the broken out side of the level. All 3 are broke out. I have a cracked lense on my old 24 incher too.
If I could find a source, it would be easy to make this one as pretty as new.
thin plexiglass works really well...
03-12-2020 06:37 PM
ranman That would probably work. Levels aren't use as hammers or pry bars very often. ...not by me anyway 😄
03-12-2020 10:04 AM
TenGees Nice find. Maybe plexi replacements?
03-12-2020 12:34 AM
ranman Looked lightly to find replacement glass for the broken out side of the level. All 3 are broke out. I have a cracked lense on my old 24 incher too.
If I could find a scource, it would be easy to make this one as pretty as new.
03-11-2020 06:38 AM
Bstrom Tools - the first addiction to a fine future in woodworking...
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