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    Jeeze. I thought is was for astronomy.

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    Where is the velvet lined box to hold it?

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    And the first time you drop it, its garbage.
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    Can't think how I've got through life without one.

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    Used for laying out variably spaced dovetails on curved, angled joints?

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    It folds out into a unicycle.

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    DESCRIPTION
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    This combination bevel and try-square tool served as a model for patent application number 70,547 submitted by John Graham of Ludlow, Vermont November 5th, 1867. The tool combines several carpentry tools including a bevel, marker, gauge, try-square, and level (what Graham describes as an “indicator”). When the square was placed upon a surface, the indicator would point vertically to 12 o’clock if the surface was level, varying to the left or right if not. The indicator was Graham’s main claim to invention in his patent, but he additionally claimed “the combination of one or more supplemental movable or adjustable squares, with a try-square.” This claim in the patent essentially made Graham’s invention an early multi-tool, a carpenter’s Swiss-army knife of bevels, levels, and squares.

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    Looks like one of Rob's doodles, but simpler.

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    Last edited by Jim Bow; 04-16-2021 at 09:12 PM.
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    From Lee Valley? Early April release?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    From Lee Valley? Early April release?
    $870.00, but it comes in a finely crafted walnut gift box...

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    where do you put the battery?

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    Is that a lettering guide at lower left?

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    Where do I get mine repaired?

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    Looks handy, once you get it out of its own way.

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    Has anyone worked out anything they could do with it?

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    The two sliding squares part could be handy, there is often a need to make parallel lines but error is introduced when just measuring over at a few points and dropping a straight edge on the marks. Everything else would just be in the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Scheuer View Post
    DESCRIPTION
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    This combination bevel and try-square tool served as a model for patent application number 70,547 submitted by John Graham of Ludlow, Vermont November 5th, 1867. The tool combines several carpentry tools including a bevel, marker, gauge, try-square, and level (what Graham describes as an “indicator”). When the square was placed upon a surface, the indicator would point vertically to 12 o’clock if the surface was level, varying to the left or right if not. The indicator was Graham’s main claim to invention in his patent, but he additionally claimed “the combination of one or more supplemental movable or adjustable squares, with a try-square.” This claim in the patent essentially made Graham’s invention an early multi-tool, a carpenter’s Swiss-army knife of bevels, levels, and squares.
    Ludlow Vermont is just 10 miles down the road. I'll have to check to see if there is a historical marker set up down there to commemorate this wonderful tool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippie View Post
    Has anyone worked out anything they could do with it?
    I bet it could be used to do rectal exams on certain members of congress

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Ludlow Vermont is just 10 miles down the road. I'll have to check to see if there is a historical marker set up down there to commemorate this wonderful tool!



    Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veteran’s Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gage Accident (approx. 4.6 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps West River Forest Camp (approx. 5.4 miles away); Revolutionary War Campground on the Crown Point Road (approx. 5½ miles away); Vermont Gold Rush (approx. 5½ miles away); Mount Holly Railroad History (approx. 5.9 miles away); Village of Mechanicsville (approx. 6.4 miles away); Weston Village Historic District (approx. 8.7 miles away).

    Mr. Gage got one.



    Inscription.
    One of the most remarkable events in medical history occured about ¾ mile (1 km) from here.

    On 13th September 1848, Phineas P. Gage, a railroad construction foreman from Lebanon (NH), suffered massive brain damage when a 3ft 7in (107 cm) long, 13¼ Pound (6 kg) tamping iron was accidentally blown completely through his head.

    Under the care of Dr John Martyn Harlow, the Cavendish physician, Gage soon recovered physically but was mentally greatly changed. Once an efficient and capable foreman, he was now increasingly erratic, irritable and profane. His employers could not reinstate him and his friends observed that he was “no longer Gage”.

    According to Dr Harlow, Phineas later appeared with Barnum’s Museum in New York, worked at the Dartmouth Inn in Hanover (NH), and drove stagecoaches in Chile. He died in San Francisco of epilepsy on 21st May 1860. His skull and the tamping iron are in the Warren Anatomical Museum at Harvard

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    And John Deere lived in Hancock, VT until he moved west.
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    Thinking about an old victorian I once lived in and worked on, I could see a finish carpenter way back in the day, using it for something like a staircase with raised panels and fancy trim. Details like riser height and tread depth and the placement of balusters and base board shoes, which all repeat and inter-relate. Useful like a story board, maybe, in addition to measuring and marking, checking flush, plumb, square and level.
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    Jim there's a (recent) Youtube clip about tools you can buy but that you really won't ever need, aimed at beginner wood workers. I think this gadget was one of the originals

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