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PLUMB BOB & PLUMB LINE
xx   LEVEL
xx   MEASURING & MARKING

Designing measuring tools. Includes photograph of a shop-made wooden outside caliper and a simple two-piece plumb line protractor.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1985 (v.9#2) pg. 19

Tips on building a pen or shed that is "square, plumb and level." Includes tricks for establishing an elevation and for making a simple plumb bob.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1987 (v.71#5) pg. 20

Stabilize plumb bobs by immersing in a bucket of oil to reduce motion from vibration and wind.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #9 Jun-Jul 1982 pg. 10

Tip: Keep plumb-bob string on a 2" spool to facilitate one-man use.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #11 Oct-Nov 1982 pg. 14

Tip: Convert a spring-wound tape measure case to store plumb bob string.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #24 Dec 1984-Jan 1985 pg. 22

Plumb bobs, snaplines and chalkboxes. Working with string and the tools that hang from it.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #25 Feb-Mar 1985 pg. 64
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #28 Aug-Sep 1985 pg. 6

Tip on suspending a plumb bob from a wood jamb.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #50 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 30

Tip: Replacement plumb-bob tip is made from an ordinary machine screw and has the extra benefit of being adjustable.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #51 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 26

Using a plumb line to drill a horizontal hole with a hand-held electric drill.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #62 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 28

Tip on dampening a swaying plumb bob by dangling in a pail of water.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #69 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 32

The most useful methods for marking measured dimensions. Covers the use of the sliding T-bevel, the combination square, the try square, marking gauges, plumb bobs and trammel points.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1979 (v.4#1) pg. 96