|Project by tr33surg3on||posted 10-13-2011 07:11 PM||2076 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This is a simplified version of the try square project in Jim Tolpin’s The New Traditional Woodworker: From Skill Set to Mind Set . The handle is soft maple (I think), the rest is thin stock walnut. The finish is six layers of Zissner Bullseye Sealcoat brushed on which I understand is essentially a 2# cut of dewaxed shellac.
I left out some of the embellishments such as curves on the non-measuring surfaces and the pins at the joint.
It’s my first real woodworking project and I learned a lot about squaring the stock and measuring, sawing and planing (somewhat) accurately with hand tools. You can see I cut the slot just a little too deep in the second picture.
It’s lighter and easier to manage than my combination square so I actually put it to use. I liked it well enough that in the future I’d make one or two larger ones if I need a small project.
-- Tim -- Tools to make tools to make...it's tools all the way down.