|Project by Jake Brain||posted 05-05-2013 10:14 PM||4066 views||15 times favorited||2 comments|
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