45 Try Squares

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Project by Edward E Nock II posted 12-03-2014 05:10 PM 1991 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Will it’s Christmas time again…...As I have stated in the past I make a tool for each of my three sons, brother-in-law & one for myself. This year it’s a “45 Try Square” . I used the “90 Try Square” plans in “ShopNotes”, issue #129, as a guide. With a lot of head scratching, sketching & rethinking, I came up with this design. The wood is “Jabota”, which is very hard, tough on brass screws. The brass came from ” McMaster-Carr”. I started out to make 10, but due to goofs, mistakes I ended up with 6.


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#1 posted 12-03-2014 05:15 PM

Well done Ed! They look great. Your design worked out nicely. Any chance for a MDWW workshop,in our future?

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#2 posted 12-03-2014 05:36 PM

I’m up for adoption ;^)

Those are beauties, Ed.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 12-03-2014 10:00 PM

Those are beautiful Ed.
Have a blessed Christmas, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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#4 posted 12-03-2014 10:57 PM

Nice-looking tools, Ed. Did you use epoxy to attach the brass to the jatoba? If so, what kind?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#5 posted 12-04-2014 03:16 AM

Heirloom quality Ed, those are fantastic.

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#6 posted 12-04-2014 03:39 AM

Since you seem to have an extra, I’ll take one.

Nice job as always Ed

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 12-04-2014 02:05 PM

Very nicely done. I need to make a 45 and 90 of these to go along with my sliding bevel gauge i made. Are the brass plates screwed to the wood, hard to tell from the photo?

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#8 posted 12-04-2014 02:21 PM

Just beautiful. Would want to make one for myself. The trick with brass screws is to “pre-screw” the hole with a steel one, just once. Then follow with brass of same thread. M-C has everything don’t they?

-- "Experience is what you get the day after you needed it" Mark Twain

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#9 posted 12-04-2014 03:09 PM

Very nice Ed – reminds me of the Bridge City try square

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#10 posted 12-04-2014 05:00 PM

I only counted 6…...

Very Nicely done. I would enjoy using one of those.

-- Because I'm gone, that's why!

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#11 posted 12-04-2014 10:44 PM

So very nice I love them

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 12-04-2014 10:55 PM

”I make a tool for each of my three sons, brother-in-law & one for myself” That’s five.

SO do you need my address to send the 6th one ?

Beautiful job!

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#13 posted 12-05-2014 06:48 AM

Very Nice Projects Ed, and well done. Thanks for Posting.


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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