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Mahogany and Brass T-Square

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Project by Jerry posted 01-30-2016 08:43 PM 1596 views 10 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished up a Mahogany and Brass T-Square today that I’ve been working on for a couple of days.

I first resawed the mahogany into 1/8” thick strips, then reversed their direction every other one, then glued them back together to make a laminate in order to prevent movement.

Then I bound the blade and head edges with 1/8”thick brass.

I used my Starrett try square to align it before fixing the head to the blade, the positioning stayed true through the initial glue up and then I pinned the head with 5 brass pins, so it’s accurate to within .001 over 22 inches.

Finished with two coats of Sam Maloof Poly/Oil finish and a final coat of Sam Maloof Oil/Wax finish.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/





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#1 posted 01-30-2016 08:50 PM

looks so precise – nice work
good photo shoot too

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 01-30-2016 08:57 PM



looks so precise – nice work
good photo shoot too

- gsimon

Thanks Greg, I been working on my photo staging…

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#3 posted 01-30-2016 10:08 PM

GREAT!

Plenty of room for that fine piece in my shop!

-- just rjR

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#4 posted 01-30-2016 10:46 PM



GREAT!

Plenty of room for that fine piece in my shop!

- ralbuck

Ah ha haaa, no. :-)

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#5 posted 01-30-2016 11:23 PM

Wow! what are the lengths? you must have a good supplier of brass, I ordered some 1/8” by 1/2” for knife hinges and it cost me to much to mention, then I found a local place that was about half the price and no shipping! Another project for that stack of Mahogany taking up room in my shop.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 01-30-2016 11:30 PM

Wow Jerry. That is a beautiful piece !

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#7 posted 01-31-2016 01:10 AM



Wow! what are the lengths? you must have a good supplier of brass, I ordered some 1/8” by 1/2” for knife hinges and it cost me to much to mention, then I found a local place that was about half the price and no shipping! Another project for that stack of Mahogany taking up room in my shop.

- Andre

The brass rods on the blade are 1/4” W x 24” L and 1/8” thick. I paid $4.68 apiece for them, the other rod ( on the head ) is 1/2” wide and I paid $10.61 for a 24” long piece.

Bought from McMaster Carr

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#8 posted 01-31-2016 01:10 AM



Wow Jerry. That is a beautiful piece !

- JoeinGa

Thanks Joe, I just used it to cut some mattes for my wife’s watercolor pictures and it works sooo good.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#9 posted 01-31-2016 01:25 AM

Thats gorgeous!!

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#10 posted 01-31-2016 01:51 AM

Looks good, Jerry! I’ve always liked the brass/gold and mahogany combination—kinda elegant, and you don’t see it very often.

-- Dean

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#11 posted 01-31-2016 02:44 AM



Thats gorgeous!!

- TheWoodRaccoon

Thanks WoodRaccoon, you should try posting some of your slingshots…

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#12 posted 01-31-2016 02:44 AM



Looks good, Jerry! I ve always liked the brass/gold and mahogany combination—kinda elegant, and you don t see it very often.

- Mean_Dean

Thank you Dean for your kind comments.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#13 posted 01-31-2016 02:47 AM

EXCELLENT!

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Jerry

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#14 posted 01-31-2016 03:22 AM


EXCELLENT!

- woodbutcherbynight

Thanks very much for looking and commenting woodbutcherbynight

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#15 posted 01-31-2016 04:23 AM

Great job Jerry. It turned out beautiful.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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