wooden squares

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Project by rjb37 posted 08-23-2013 08:31 PM 1903 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found these when I was re-arranging my saw till. I think I made these last year, I’m not sure. Why so many? I tend to make things in batches. These were easy to make, square up, and then set aside. 3 of the squares are still square and one is about a 1/64 off. Only one of these will do both inside and outside checks. I like the look and feel of them but I don’t like using them. I prefer a metal square that I know isn’t effected by the weather.

-- accidental woodworker

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#1 posted 08-23-2013 08:43 PM

Very cool! I always wanted to make one of those… Those are really nice looking.

-- Steve

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#2 posted 08-23-2013 08:48 PM

They look very nice. Just check them for accuracy.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 08-23-2013 09:01 PM

i need to make a few of those too, adding to my nice job

-- Florida50

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#4 posted 08-23-2013 09:21 PM

Very nice rjb! Will these better remain true if both sections are made of the same type of wood? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 08-23-2013 10:05 PM

Nice work! They look a little complex to make.

-- Jim, Ca, [email protected]

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#6 posted 08-23-2013 10:39 PM

I made these mostly because I had the scraps and I wanted to see if they were useable. It’s a yes to both but I still prefer metal squares. They are very easy make – it’s just a slot mortise and a blade to fit in it. You can do it either by hand or on a tablesaw. I did these both ways. I glued the blade in place and once it had cured I pinned them with 1/8” dowels I made.

-- accidental woodworker

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#7 posted 08-23-2013 11:15 PM

If you don’t like them, chuck em into the fireplace.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#8 posted 08-24-2013 04:33 PM

That aren’t destined for the fireplace. Now that I’ve found them again I’m going to try and find a spot in the shop where I can display them.

-- accidental woodworker

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