Clamping Squares

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Project by Jake Brain posted 05-05-2013 10:14 PM 4875 views 15 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed some clamping squares and the commercial cost more than I wanted to pay. I decided to make my own. I needed something strong and that would not bend but I did not want to but any metal next to wood because of staining. I decided used a 6 in. zinc plated flat corner brace from the big box store which cost $1.97 each and enclose it in ½” Baltic plywood and use Maple as a filler. I routed a 5/16” rabbit around the outside of the “L” to receive a Maple band. I assembled the square by gluing the Maple onto one piece of plywood then placing the corner brace inside then gluing the other piece of plywood. To square the “L” square I used my radial arm saw to square the outside. Then I used my router to make the inside of each leg parallel to the outside. The size of the square is 7” x 7”, 1” thick and the leg is 1 ½” wide.

-- Jake Brain, Florida

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#1 posted 05-06-2013 12:10 AM

Nice n simple n square

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#2 posted 05-06-2013 01:09 PM

clever… I like the way you think!

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