Try Square of Spalted Maple and Walnut

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Project by Rick M posted 11-26-2012 05:23 AM 1731 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After struggling with a project the other day I wanted to end things on a positive note so I stopped what I was doing and made a try square. Very simple, made from scraps, the whole thing from idea to oil took maybe 20 minutes not counting glue drying time. Finished in BLO and wax. All adjoining sides are true except the bottom of the blade.


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-26-2012 10:50 AM

Always good to have a square and to end on a positive note. Good job on both.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-26-2012 11:27 PM

Man that is a NICE shop tool. People will definitely notice it when you pull it out to use! Great job….love the woods too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 11-27-2012 08:31 AM

Thank you for the positive comments. Usually the blade extends above the handle but I don’t care for that so I cut it flush. Now I want to make a smaller one but this time I’ll get both sides of the blade true.


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#4 posted 11-28-2012 02:32 AM

Nice one.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#5 posted 04-13-2013 03:50 AM

i cant imagine the level of your expertise

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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