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The Marvelous Maple Straddle Square

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Project by TheSawDustWhisperer posted 08-23-2019 11:18 PM 966 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I received an email from Woodpecker showing their new One Time Tool The Straddle Square, the price was was fair but I decided to make my own.

This is my version.

It’s made from 8/4 hard maple, a stainless steel shoulder bolt, brass screws and compression springs.

It works great and it’s easier than a combination square, especially on the rounded corners of 2 by 4’s
It can mark from 0 to 2 1/4”.

You can make one any size that fits your needs. Boltdepot.com has a large selection of shoulder bolts, or use regular threaded bolts. I chose the cleaner look.

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-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs





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James E McIntyre

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#1 posted 08-24-2019 12:58 AM

Nice tool. Looks like a lot of design and planing went into it.

-- James E McIntyre

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 08-24-2019 09:30 AM

Nice work on that square. I love hand made tools the best! You appreciate it more if you make it yourself!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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anthm27

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#3 posted 08-24-2019 07:39 PM

Nice one, yes here is to hand made tools.
Very nice

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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TheSawDustWhisperer

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#4 posted 08-24-2019 07:52 PM

Thanks for the nice comments.
When I started this project I didn’t realize all the details that would go into it. I guess this is going to be a One Time Tool for me also.

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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TheSawDustWhisperer

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#5 posted 08-24-2019 07:53 PM

Thanks guys. Yes hand made tools are fun build and use.

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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abie

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#6 posted 08-25-2019 06:02 PM

Nice: It looks similar to (Delane Pecks)? one he did several years ago..

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#7 posted 08-25-2019 06:07 PM

Great build better than store-bought Saddle Squares for sure.

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#8 posted 08-25-2019 06:08 PM

oops double post

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abie

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#9 posted 08-25-2019 06:08 PM

Nice: It looks similar to (Delyane Pecks)? one he did several years ago..

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#10 posted 08-25-2019 06:15 PM

Nice seems to be the operative adjective for everybody. Me too. Nice! Just the kind of thing I keep saying I need and would be fun to make as I love making jigs. Thanks for the design detail. That makes it a nice little 1 day project.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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TheSawDustWhisperer

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#11 posted 08-25-2019 08:24 PM


Nice: It looks similar to (Delane Pecks)? one he did several years ago..

- abie


Thanks Jim.
I found Delyanne Pecks version. I didn’t even know it existed.
His has no guide tracks like mine. The only thing holding his together is the bolt. Although it’s very nice I don’t think it’s as accurate as mine. Seems like it could move out of line.

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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#12 posted 08-25-2019 11:01 PM

Gotta love a good saddle square, so helpful keeping your line headed where you want it. Talk about marking errors, trying same without one. Great pic post too.

Loved that patience/wisdom pic. Thanks for sharing

-- Think safe, be safe

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TheSawDustWhisperer

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#13 posted 08-26-2019 04:27 PM


Gotta love a good saddle square, so helpful keeping your line headed where you want it. Talk about marking errors, trying same without one. Great pic post too.

Loved that patience/wisdom pic. Thanks for sharing

- therealSteveN


Thanks therealSteveN
Was wondering when someone would notice the Patience & Wisdom pic.

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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