Wooden Try Squares

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Project by bch posted 01-24-2014 03:11 AM 2034 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these walnut and maple wooden try squares discussed in the excellent book, Tool-Making Projects for Joinery and Woodworking, by Steve A. Olesin. I highly recommend the book. I’m having great fun following along in his footsteps and learning a lot.

The third picture shows their accuracy; they are not perfect, but are close. I used the flip-test, where you draw a line, flip the square the other way, and draw a line right next to it to show the discrepancy in it’s angle. Close enough for my aboriginal skills! In my woodworking it’s not the square that is the problem!

-- --bch

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#1 posted 01-24-2014 03:25 PM

Square is only a suggestion. But they look great, does it matter if they are square.

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#2 posted 01-29-2014 03:30 PM

Really nice.
Tools for wood, made by hands and made of wood.
Does it get better?
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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