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Brass Bevel Gauge 1 year 5 months ago #10123

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Hi All,
Not sure if anyone has seen one of these, but they may be a good toy to get you close so you can save a little time with the digital gauge.
www.bladehq.com/item--Richard-Kell-Solid...013&utm_medium=email
It looks like a neat toy.
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Re: Brass Bevel Gauge 1 year 5 months ago #10124

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FredHermann wrote:
Hi All,
Not sure if anyone has seen one of these, but they may be a good toy to get you close so you can save a little time with the digital gauge.
www.bladehq.com/item--Richard-Kell-Solid...013&utm_medium=email
It looks like a neat toy.

Thanks for posting this! I ordered some to check them out.
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Re: Brass Bevel Gauge 1 year 5 months ago #10126

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Maybe it's just the picture but it looks like the "bevel" will mostly be in the hole. I'll be interested to hear from you guys about it's effectiveness.

Ken
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Re: Brass Bevel Gauge 1 year 5 months ago #10127

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Spyderco did a limited run of one they made... not sure the story behind it, or why they only made a few...

SpydercoAngleGuage3.jpg


From what I read, most who were able to get one, liked it.
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Re: Brass Bevel Gauge 1 year 5 months ago #10128

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I hadn't seen Spyderco's version of it. I wonder if they ran afoul of some intellectual property or something. Seems like a nice way to get a quick reading on the angle.
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Re: Brass Bevel Gauge 1 year 5 months ago #10130

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Fred,
Thanks for posting.

Clay,
I think WE should make a version. ;)

I don't claim to be an expert but I can tell just by looking the difference between 15, 20, 25.

What I would like (and the 2 photos are lacking) is a gage that goes 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22.5, 25....
I.e. much more resolution, especially at the low end between 15 to 20. Most of my knives are in this range. To differentiate 1 degree increments it would have to be super precise and heavy duty (no flex). Maybe the rest of the world doesn't care if it's 16 or 17, but I think there are a lot of us here that do. :silly:

I think a solid bar with all of the slots across the top would be easier to use - to compare 2 angles, as opposed to having to rotate the gage.
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Re: Brass Bevel Gauge 1 year 5 months ago #10133

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cbwx34 wrote:
Spyderco did a limited run of one they made... not sure the story behind it, or why they only made a few...

From what I read, most who were able to get one, liked it.

Yeah, I almost bought one of those, Curtis. They were just a one time run, as you say. I think Sal offered them at cost, but IIRC they were pretty expensive to manufacture.

Again, could just be the picture but the holes look much smaller in the Spyderco model (a good thing) Seems like a functional model would have to have initial openings of what? .02" or there abouts? Pretty tight tolerances if it's to be useful and accurate.

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Re: Brass Bevel Gauge 1 year 5 months ago #10137

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Who would have thought I'd find something cool....
I ordered one too, I'm a sucker for shiny things, and it's brass....
The old Spydeco one looks like a fantasy Tsuba to me. I wonder if that was deliberate?

I think making a version for the WE would be cool, but manufacture may be very expensive. Also, I don't know how accurate something like this could be, maybe within a degree or two. Maybe if these are ok, the best route is to just by a case and offer them on the WE website.

I'll post thoughts when I get it in a few days as well.
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Re: Brass Bevel Gauge 1 year 5 months ago #10141

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I have used these gauges with chisels for woodworking. They work well if the thickness of the blade at the bevel is considerate. They would not likely do too well with a thin Japanese slicer. Love to hear what you guys find out after fiddling with it for a while. Tom
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Re: Brass Bevel Gauge 1 year 5 months ago #10340

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The gauge is about the size of a silver dollar. For some reason I thought it was larger.
I think for this to be useful on thinner blades, the round hole at the end of the slots needs to be smaller out the slots need to go a little further to allow for thin blades.
So it's a fun toy, but I have not found much that it works on....or works well on.
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