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The Level (bottom left) is a symbol of Free Masonry, symbolizing that a member pledges to be "on the level"


The level is a very basic symbol of Freemasonry, as a Mason must pledge to be "on the level" in all his dealings.

The two bottom limbs were set upon the object to be leveled. A weight on a string swung in the center notch, and the level was checked by reading the perpendicularity of the string. You can make a very accurate level by making a triangle or t shaped form of any size, hanging a plumb bob from the apex or top to swing in a cutout notch, and calibrating the string position by checking where it falls when the limbs are aligned with still water. (Text provided by Todd Pierce, Mason)