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Keep it level. Every woodworker should know how to use levels and squares. Some tips.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1987 (v.77#1) pg. 63

Know your levels. Descriptions of line, water, torpedo, carpenter's tool-mounted, sight, post and plumb bob levels.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1997 (v.20#11) pg. 20

Electronic carpenter's level uses two LEDs to indicate when something is level. Battery powered unit uses mercury switches to sense level position.
COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS Dec 1982 (v.20#12) pg. 82

Inclinometer is made from a small plastic tube (filled with colored water), two machinist steel rules, and a straight piece of wood.
E.A.A. TECHNICAL COUNSELOR NEWS Dec 1992-Feb 1993 pg. 7

How to check a spirit level (bubble level) to determine if it is true (accurate).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #308 May 1990 (v.40#5) pg. 11

Simple level made from clear plastic tubing filled with water.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #309 Jun 1990 (v.40#6) pg. 80

Use "Velcro" tape to strap your spirit level to an upright post while leveling.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 39

Solutions to five common carpentry problems. (1) Driving nails without splitting wood. (2) Leveling across long spans. (3) Drilling concrete. (4) Pulling nails. (5) Making square cuts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #329 Jun 1992 (v.42#6) pg. 46

Tip shows how to use a car scissors jack to help level long joists and beams for the solo builder.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #334 Jan 1993 (v.43#1) pg. 83

How to check a bubble level for accuracy.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #349 Jun 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 13

A survey of what's available in levels and how to pick the right one for a job.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #378 May 1997 (v.47#5) pg. 100

How to use a homemade water level.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 8

Tips on using a water level.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 4

Use "wedges" to hold a 6-ft. spirit level in place while plumbing a door jamb.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #39 Apr-May 1987 pg. 14

Tip: Use two spirit levels and a tarp strap to plumb a post without having to either hold or move the level.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #41 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 14

Tips on checking and recalibrating a level.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #47 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 18
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 8

Spirit levels. What is available and tips on their use.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #58 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 42

Inexpensive water level made from a plastic gallon jug, vinyl tubing, and a tubeless-tire valve stem.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #70 Oct-Nov 1991 pg. 32

Tips on making and using homemade water levels.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #77 Oct-Nov 1992 pg. 22

How to check a bubble level for trueness and adjust the vial as required.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #81 Apr-May 1993 pg. 28

Tip on using strips of newspaper to mark level lines when using a builders level without a helper.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #83 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 30

Making and using water levels.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #85 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 58
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #86 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 6
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #88 Apr-May 1994 pg. 4

Tip to prevent water from accidently flowing out the open end of a water level tube.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #91 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 34

Tip on using plastic hemostats to keep a homemade water-level from leaking.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #99 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 24

Technique for establishing an accurate vertical reference line in order to check or adjust a level.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #102 Apr-May 1996 pg. 30

The lowdown on spirit levels. Advice on selecting, using and calibrating.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #117 Jun-Jul 1998 pg. 60

How to true up a wooden carpenters level.
FINE WOODWORKING #41 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 22
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #42 Sep-Oct 1983 pg. 4

Install permanent vertical and horizontal guides on a shop wall to use when checking a spirit level for accuracy.
HOME MECHANIX #684 Apr 1985 (v.81) pg. 22

Tip: How to scribe a level line around the walls of a room using a homemade water level device.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1985 (v.10#9) pg. 29

Make your own 8" long torpedo level.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1978 (v.67#3) pg. 40

How to make a "water level" from clear plastic tubing and a plastic jug that is as accurate as a transit.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1984 (v.5#2) pg. 18

Tips to keep construction projects square and level. Includes instructions for (1) long-distance leveling, (2) measuring the slope of a site using a level and 2x4, and (3) using a level to estimate how far a wall is out of plumb.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1985 (v.6#4) pg. 64

How to make a water level, an accurate, inexpensive tool made from garden hose.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1985 (v.13#2) pg. 42

Levels. A description of the various styles and tips on their use.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1991 (v.19#1) pg. 52

Simple electronic level consists of two mercury switches, two LED's, a switch, and a power source all attached to an absolutely flat board.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1990 (v.7#9) pg. 22

Build an audible level, a device that produces a series of tones that serve the same purpose as the bubble in a conventional level.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 53

How to use a length of clear flexible plastic tubing as a water level. Allows you to level points extremely far apart even around corners out of sight.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1976 (v.145#3) pg. 187

Make your own multi-use handsaw. By mounting the blade at right angle to the shoulder of the handle, you have a right angle square. Then, install spirit level vials in the saw handle to make a level. Now you have three tools in one.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1978 (v.149#1) pg. 99

Tip: How to check the accuracy of a level.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1979 (v.152#2) pg. 28

Workshop minicourse. Working with levels.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1984 (v.161#3) pg. 120

Levels. Simple hand tools that establish dead-on accuracy. A look at 17 different levels and tips on their use.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1987 (v.164#6) pg. 95

Simple screw adjusting device attaches to the end of a level. By adjusting the level to the correct position, you will be able to measure how much out of square the surface is.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1975 (v.206#3) pg. 156

Tips on making electronic inclinometers (levels).
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jun 1990 (v.61#6) pg. 66

Torpedo level (9" long) has a walnut body, brass plates and two adjustable vials for leveling vertical or horizontal surfaces.
SHOPNOTES #35 Sep 1997 (v.6) pg. 6

Technique for using a plastic tube filled with water to establish a level surface.
SHOPNOTES #35 Sep 1997 (v.6) pg. 27

Method for checking alignment with a water level made of plastic tubing.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1983 (v.32#11) pg. 26

Turn a common garden hose into a water level. Est. cost: $4.
SUNSET Feb 1988 (v.180#2) pg. 138

Heirloom-quality woodworker's level is made from genuine mahogany and ebony.
WOOD MAGAZINE #5 Jun 1985 (v.2#3) pg. 40

Shop built level (6-ft. long) is used for squaring vertical door jambs. The site gauge consists of a string and lead ball (or plumb bob).
WOODWORKER Oct 1989 (v.93#10) pg. 935

All about levels. How they work and a look at the various types available.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1974 (v.30#4) pg. 50

Technique for determining if a spirit level is accurate.
WORKBENCH #252 Mar-Apr 1999 (v.55#2) pg. 23

Using a framing square to adjust a level for plumb and 45-degrees.
WORKBENCH #254 Jul-Aug 1999 (v.55#4) pg. 17