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Making an Adjustable Try Square

10-24-2013 01:18 PM by Tim Dahn | 22 comments »

Making an Adjustable Try Square is a pretty staight forward build, here are the parts: I chose rosewood for the handle, approx. 4” X 1/12” 1/2” Some brass, 5/16” rod,1/4” rod and 1” flat stock (about 1/16”)Brass inserts and screws 8-23 X 1 1/2” long. The handle must be flat and square if you want a square that is square on both the inside and outside reference. Check the width with calipers and get it exactly the same on each end, then do the same for the blade. Next cut the slot in the handle for the blade, I get as close to center as I can then flip the handle over and cut again. This helps to center and widen the cut as t...

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