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Project by Bill Berklich posted 03-31-2020 10:49 PM 850 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some fun making squares. I’m not real artsy like a lot of guys here so straight lines work for me. I stumbled across several squares and variations and I’ve been wanting to try some precision work. The two wooden squares are interpretations of 16th century Melencolia (Honduran Rosewood & Spruce) and Wierix (Honduran Mahogany & Oak) squares. The name come from the artists who included these tools in their paintings. The black handled square is Gaboon Ebony and brass with Aluminum pins. Last but not least and actually where I started is a right hand marking knife. Not just RH because of the side the blade is sharpened on but also the blade is off set L/R in the American Elm handle as well as having a 3 degree kick. They went to GrantA in South Georgia and I hope he get a bit of use out of them.

-- Bill - Rochester MI





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#1 posted 03-31-2020 10:54 PM

Great looking squares!

-- Dave

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#2 posted 03-31-2020 11:20 PM

Really great tools Bill!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#3 posted 03-31-2020 11:38 PM

I like these something I’ve never thought of , very cool .

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#4 posted 03-31-2020 11:39 PM

Awesome work!
I have research to do now.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#5 posted 04-01-2020 12:06 AM

Great work Bill and I love them! They’ll definitely be used!!

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#6 posted 04-01-2020 12:26 AM

Very nice set Bill! And a marking knife to boot. Great job.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 04-01-2020 01:06 AM



Awesome work!
I have research to do now.

- JohnMcClure

Hey John – google “Ancient Squares Chris Schwarz” Chris Schwarz has a blog post and drawings for free. Kinda cool, kinda fun and really useful

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#8 posted 04-01-2020 01:14 AM

Nice work Bill! I’m sure Grant will be putting them to good use.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 04-01-2020 02:08 AM

Bill,

Nice offering in the latest swap and a bit of a history lesson to boot!

Mike

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#10 posted 04-01-2020 03:11 AM

Nice, Bill! A guy can’t ever have too many squares.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#11 posted 04-01-2020 07:14 AM

Excellent addition to any woodworkers shop. Great job, Bill.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#12 posted 04-01-2020 12:24 PM

Who would have thought that a square could also be curvy? I would probably use the little ebony and brass one the most.

I have a couple marking knives, but I never remember to use them. Hopefully, Grant will get more use out of the one you made for him.

Looks like the shipping box was a little small.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#13 posted 04-01-2020 01:12 PM


Looks like the shipping box was a little small.

- EarlS

Yeah – I had to upgrade that too ;-)

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#14 posted 04-01-2020 02:08 PM


Looks like the shipping box was a little small.

- EarlS

Yeah – I had to upgrade that too ;-)

- Bill Berklich

I frequently have that problem when it comes time ship swap items.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#15 posted 04-01-2020 03:03 PM

Very nice Bill. I like the whole set :-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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