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a Layout Square With Maple and Walnut

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Project by James Wright posted 03-23-2017 02:24 PM 1081 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The layout square is the predecessor tot he carpenter’s square as we know it today and this simple design goes back pre-history. They are found in every culture and time. almost all built the same way just different decorations and sizes to match the culture and use. we decided to make this out of Maple and walnut as it is a bit cliche but still a strong contrast! this can be built in a long afternoon and if treated well can last the rest of your life. it is also a fantastic learning exercise as you get to play with two different joints and a few simple angles. Then you can do whatever you want to the finished look.

Here is the full Build video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh3vbXoa-w0

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright





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bearkatwood

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#1 posted 03-23-2017 02:32 PM

Absolutely stunning. That is a sharp looking tool. Great job James.

-- Brian Noel

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James Wright

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#2 posted 03-23-2017 03:38 PM



Absolutely stunning. That is a sharp looking tool. Great job James.

- bearkatwood


Thanks man! Another tool marked off my list!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 03-23-2017 06:13 PM

This is a beautiful shop made tool. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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James Wright

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#4 posted 03-23-2017 06:17 PM



This is a beautiful shop made tool. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


Thanks Charles!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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jamessliefie

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#5 posted 03-23-2017 07:14 PM

love the carving!

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James Wright

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#6 posted 03-23-2017 07:16 PM



love the carving!

- jamessliefie


thanks!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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Chiaroscuro

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#7 posted 03-24-2017 06:46 AM

James – where are you getting your Celtic weave templates? I was going to put some on my frame saw but couldn’t find an appropriate source (they were all too complicated).

I was planing on running them down the stretchers.

-- Todd

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Chiaroscuro

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#8 posted 03-24-2017 06:47 AM

Oh, and WOW! Spectacular!

-- Todd

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James Wright

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#9 posted 03-24-2017 01:03 PM



James – where are you getting your Celtic weave templates? I was going to put some on my frame saw but couldn t find an appropriate source (they were all too complicated).

I was planing on running them down the stretchers.

- Chiaroscuro
Thanks. I just do a google image search for “Celtic knot’ or “Celtic weave” then I size the image I like to fit the work and print it off.


-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 03-24-2017 02:15 PM

Very cool James

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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CMNCARPENTER

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#11 posted 03-31-2017 02:05 PM

I think I saw something similar on YouTube…

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