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Last weekend I finally got around to a small project I have always wanted to do, a couple of try squares that were really square and could be made to stay that way. I have always loved the look and feel of wooded squares, not sure why. It just seems organically right. My photography skills are still poor, sorry for the shadows and lack of perspective. These are approximately 5" and 7" long. The tongues are quartersawn red oak, the handles are red oak for the small one and some mysterious and probably endangered tropical hardwood that I scavaged from a pallet from Indonesia.

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Pretty. I guess it's now on my ever-growing list to make.
 

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I'd be interested in your technique for building these perfectly square.
 

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Charlie: You don't build them square you make them square. =)

Build it 'fair', then tune with block plane set for razor thin shavings until you're accurate.

Use reference straightedge, scribe line, flip square over, scribe new line. If they match up, you're 90 degrees.
 

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Wayne, nice job on the pair-o-squares.
How did you get the quatersawn oak?
Make it yourself or buy it that way?
 

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I like this alot. I've been wanting to do
some of these for a while now.
 

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A great design. Thanks for showing them.
 
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