Making set of squares

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Project by Tony_912 posted 05-02-2016 09:29 AM 1889 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In this video we use old 12” combination square and 5” square to make nice set of 4 squares. We use mahogany for handles and tune the squares before applying epoxy to rivets. The result is beautiful and useful set of squares any craftsmen would be proud to have.

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#2 posted 05-02-2016 02:03 PM

Good job – never thought of making new handles – I just buy new ones – thanks!

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#3 posted 05-02-2016 02:19 PM

Great work Tony!

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#4 posted 05-02-2016 03:56 PM

Good job – never thought of making new handles – I just buy new ones – thanks!

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Thanks. I was eyeing new set of machinist squares, but they seem so cold. Then I decided to make wooden squares but after giving it some thought I abandoned the idea. When you take into account the expansion of wood and difference in expansion that comes with the grain direction, then it is easy to see that fully wooden squares are just toys unless they are made of plywood. Then I just though of metal squares with wood handles. It will look beautiful and would be very practical. Besides we all deserve to have nice tools.

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#5 posted 05-02-2016 06:46 PM

It’s funny just yesterday I needed to use a square and grabbed a couple that I got at a flea market and it hit me I better check them for square and sure enough they were way off so I drilled out the rivets and now have some great rulers but seeing your post may build them back to use full and pretty. Thanks!!!

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