Framing Square Modification

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Project by Chuck McIntyre posted 08-19-2015 04:59 PM 1771 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am sure many of you have already done something along these lines but I thought I would post it anyways. I absolutely hate how I have always had to tilt my framing square against an edge to use it. A couple of well-placed 1/4” holes through the framing square, a couple of carefully measured cherry scraps, four 3/8” holes to line up with the newly created holes in the framing square and four 3/4” counter bores with a Forstner bit along with four 1/4” bolts was all it took to make a little (but significant) modification to something we all have laying around. (If there are any English teachers out there I would appreciate being excused for that run-on sentence!)


-- Wood is a gift from God that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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Tim Royal

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#1 posted 08-19-2015 05:15 PM

Nice idea!

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#2 posted 08-19-2015 06:09 PM

That’ll work good job!

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#3 posted 08-19-2015 07:04 PM

Bought this several years ago, works great.,42936,42944

-- It seem's to me i could live my life, a lot better than i think i am. Andrew, Midland, Ont.

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Chuck McIntyre

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#4 posted 08-19-2015 07:55 PM


That is cool! I don’t know why the idea of having one side 1/4” thick didn’t occur to me. I really like the idea of using it on a workpiece sitting in the middle of the assembly table. Have you discovered any other hidden uses and / or features? My fifteen minute project may get revisited next time I am in the shop for a little re-engineering! Thank you for sharing.


-- Wood is a gift from God that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#5 posted 08-19-2015 08:52 PM

Beautiful job! Great Idea!

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#6 posted 08-19-2015 09:01 PM

I have done the same thing.

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#7 posted 08-20-2015 11:45 AM

I like it! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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