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Projects in process. . . #6: Roubo try square part two

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Blog entry by need2boat posted 11-14-2011 08:09 PM 2312 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been out side the shop doing some other things like yard work and little fall camping, plus I was waiting on the dowel plate from LN.That said this weekend I found some time this weekend. The over process I’m flowing is based on a few articles found online on the making of a try square. The first one was completely by hand and the other a bit more power tool friendly. I’m splitting the difference. ;-)

I left off in the first post with the parts made and ready to be joined. I decided this would be a good project to learn a little about the use of a dowel plate to make my own dowels. LN offers an article by David Charlesworth download and although I did read it the process is quite straight forward. You cut the wood to size, rounded the edges slightly, (I used a plane) then hammer it through the plate. I’ve seen people make fancy holders for a vice but I just positioned it over a hole in my bench, it’s really that simple. I found I did get some chips at the ends so you should make them a bit longer .

Once the 1/4 “ dowels were done I figured out placement and drilled through the handle using scrap in place of the blade. I squared up some scrap to use as a clamping jig, then glued and clamped it. Wile clamped I drilled through the blade and hammered in the pegs. It was really hard to see the grain on this darker wood but I did my best to match everything.

The pegs are enough to hold It square so I removed it from the jig so I could work on the next one. Just to be double safe I put one clamp on them for a few hours.

Ready for finishing


Hopefully this weekend I should have time to finish up.

Joe

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com



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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 11-15-2011 12:16 AM

looking goood sofare :-)
though I personly wood have used different coloured woodtypes :-)

take care
Dennis

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need2boat

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#2 posted 11-15-2011 12:22 AM

Yea, the thing is I bought so me 1/4 saw straight gran wood to make a few shop tools from and at the time I hadn’t thought about ripping the wood on my band saw. I thought I’d be using something 4/4 thick. As it turned out I found some thicker wood but ripping it I ended up with enough to make 3. One for a gift and the other two for me. ;-0

Joe

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com

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#3 posted 11-15-2011 12:44 AM

They look fantastic Joe. Definitely on the to do list. Was there a reason why the dowels are going in different directions if you know what I mean, or were you just using a bit of aritistic license? :-)

What finish are you going to use?

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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