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|03-22-2020 12:23 PM|
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|
Originally Posted by DaninVan View Post
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...
|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|
Originally Posted by ranman View Post
|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|
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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