Tools - Sliding Square

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Project by APLJaK posted 03-10-2009 03:55 AM 3959 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Walnut and brass sliding square, Made a couple of these but forgot to keep one for myself. The wingut loosens the rule allowing it to slide back and forth in the stock. Lock it back down and it is actually pretty square – not square enough for NASA, but good enough for me. Fun project that is the beginning of my desire to build several woodworking tools. Inspired by Wood heirloom collection.

-- APLJaK Woodworking, Okanagan Valley, BC

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#1 posted 03-10-2009 10:37 AM

These look very nice, I have been wanting to make one for myself and as a gift for an uncle.

-- Measure three times, cut twice.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 03-10-2009 04:08 PM

These are nice additions to your hand tool collection. I have always thought that it is great to make your own shop tools. Here you have added a nice tool to your set that not only works well but it also looks good.

Nice post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Edward E Nock II

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#3 posted 03-10-2009 04:30 PM

These look fantastic !!!! I make tools every Christmas. for my three sons & brother-in-law. This would also be a good project for our woodworking club. I noticed that you had a brass insert pinned @ the top. I’m wondering if you would send me some details of its construction.

Good work !!!! ED


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#4 posted 03-10-2009 11:09 PM

I’m in the woodworking club with Ed. It would be nice for some details and measurements.

It looks like a piece of brass at the bottom of the rule and at the top of the rule also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 03-11-2009 02:16 AM

Hi Guys

I certainly don’t mind sending you the details, but I will have to track down the plan, or redraw it from memory. Bear with me….

-- APLJaK Woodworking, Okanagan Valley, BC

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#6 posted 08-25-2014 06:19 PM

That’s pretty neat. Let us know if you track down the plans.

-- Dan -- KB9JLO <><

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