In a couple of hours I had it to
the stage you see in the photos, about 95% completed. All that
remains to do is some filing, scraping, and application of a
finish. It is made of scrap walnut and didn't cost one cent.
You may recognize the head of the
brass bolt that is inletted into one side of the gauge. It is
the bolt that holds a porcelain toilet to the floor. In this new
life it keeps the bolt from turning when the wing nut is
tightened or loosened.
The washer and wing nut came out of
junk boxes. I did a little decorative filing on the ears of the
wing nut, just enough to make it more appealing. The corners in
the central part of the stock are slightly chamfered so it will
be easy on my hands.
James E. Price