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Hello all, this short series of videos features the making of an assembly square I saw Charles Niel use in one of his videos. Many of you may already be familiar with this handy little device others may not. Either way, I hope you enjoy the videos.

I will forewarn you that the audio quality is less than desireable. It makes me sound as though I have something in my mouth.

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-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"





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jjw5858

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#1 posted 01-06-2012 05:27 PM

Very cool vids and demo. Thanks for the post!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#2 posted 01-06-2012 05:50 PM

Thanks for the info good job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-06-2012 08:18 PM

Very clever and simple

-- One can dream, about a passion not yet fully fulfilled!

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Viking

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#4 posted 01-07-2012 02:40 AM

Great idea. Will make a few this weekend.

Thanks for sharing this with us.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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alfa189

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#5 posted 01-07-2012 04:28 AM

I LOVE any jig that I can make in the shop and not have to spend $12/each at Rockler….lol very good jig…thanks for posting.

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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Paul

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#6 posted 01-07-2012 05:38 AM

Lets see that nifty little marking gauge we got a glimpse of.

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nobuckle

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#7 posted 01-07-2012 07:29 AM

Thanks for all the kind words. It’s always the simple things that are the most fun to make.

As per Paul’s request here is the marking guage I used to layout the holes;

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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GeometryTeacher

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#8 posted 01-07-2012 11:04 AM

You mention carcass clamping. You got the link to Charles’ video?... Or a picture?

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nobuckle

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#9 posted 01-07-2012 06:21 PM

GeometryTeacher, here is a photo that shows the square in use;

As you can see, I am using it to help me assemble a drawer box. For this application a spring clamp is all that is needed to hold . A second spring clamp would be used in one of the holes along the bottom of the square. If I were to use it on a larger project, a cabinet carcass for example, I would use a regular F clamp.

Unfortunately I do not have a link to the Charles Niel video that I saw the square in. It may have been in one of his Pie Safe build videos but I can’t remember.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#10 posted 01-08-2012 12:58 AM

Doug,

Thanks for sharing your idea with us, and for providing the drawings and videos. I’m always looking for new ideas, and this is a good one.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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nobuckle

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#11 posted 01-08-2012 04:35 PM

TomFran, you are welcome. I can’t take credit for it. Like I said, I first saw it in a Charles Niel video. I credit him with it. As I always say, I like to share all good things with those around me.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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KOVA

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#12 posted 01-08-2012 11:14 PM

ESTUVISTE GENIAL DOUG Y MUY GENEROSO POR COMPARTIRLO ;-)
YO USO LAS DE LA FOTO PARA AYUDARME A ENCOLAR ÁNGULOS, PERO TU ACCESORIO ES MÁS MANEJABLE Y LO VOY A ADOPTAR PRONTO!!!!!
UN ABRAZO DESDE ARGENTINA!!!!!!
It was great DOUG, and very generous FOR SHARING ;-)
I USE THE PHOTO TO HELP ME GLUE ANGLES , BUT YOUR ACCESSORY is more manageable and I’m going to take prompt !!!!!
A HUG FROM ARGENTINA !!!!!!

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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nobuckle

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#13 posted 01-09-2012 01:50 AM

Kova, those look like they work just fine. Simple and functional. Just the way I like it.

Kova, los ven como si funcionará bien. Simple y funcional. Tal y como me gusta.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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mafe

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#14 posted 01-11-2012 05:50 PM

Really nice.
I will have to make me a bunch of these!
Thank you for the fine blog.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#15 posted 11-15-2012 07:49 PM

Just saw this, what a great idea gonna have to make me a few.

Thanks for the post

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

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