Like many of my fellow instruct-a-nauts I up-cycle/re-cycle as much as I can. Many of the parts in this instructable have been repurposed. Primarily I built this scribe to get a center line on the knives I build, but this can be used for many other things. During the design process I had thought a squared slide arm would be best. After scrounging my parts and supplies I found this 3/8" aluminum tube that was threaded and had its own screw. perfect match! and it is much easier to drill a circular hole than a square one.
I hope you find this useful and as always feel free to ask any question and please vote and rate as you see fit, thank you!!
1 1/2" x 1/4" aluminum bar stock
3/8" aluminum tubing (I got this from a broken DVD rack, one side is already drilled and tapped with its own screw included)
3/8" rubber nipple
tap and die set
Step 1: Sizing and cutting
Grab your aluminum bar stock ( you could use steel as well) and cut off a 2" to 3" section.
With a sharpie and square mark your center. Also mark the center at the top of the bar stock.
Using a center punch make a pilot hole.