Build an adjustable level, and begin your journey as a precision tool-maker with this quality kit from Walke Moore. The kit contains machined brass fittings, glass spirit-vial, and fasteners, all you need to do is find a gorgeous piece of wood, worthy of the task.
As many of us here at Tools for Working Wood are actively involved in tool making, this kit gets us excited. This isn't a good project for beginners, but the clear instructions make it an excellent introduction to crafting precision tools, And the adjustable vial-setting all but guarantees that your level will function. Aaron Moore, co-founder of Walke Moore puts best it in his introduction to the instructions: "Pull out your dial calipers because it’s time to have some fun, the nerdy woodworking kind of fun."
Before purchasing a kit its a good idea to download the instructions (available for free at the bottom of this page) and give them a read. The following tool list provided by Walke Moore gives an idea of some of the tools you'll want to build the kit.
-A surface plate
-#2, #4 & #8 Flathead screwdrivers
In addition we have two more recommendations:
1) Choose a special piece of wood.
2) Take your time, and enjoy the process. Learning to craft precision tools is an awesome way to expand your woodworking capabilities.
9″ long x 2″ tall x 1.25″ deep
Vial sensitivity: 19 minutes
The design of the level allows the vial to be adjusted for level - making this a truly lifetime tool - and greatly easing installation of the vial assembly..
Full instructions are free to download using the link below.
Walke Moore Level Kits are Made in the USA.