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Adjustable Try Square

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Project by Tim Dahn posted 10-24-2013 03:52 PM 2578 views 29 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this adjustable try square yesterday, a fun afternoon project.

I blogged about the build here:

http://lumberjocks.com/Timbo/blog/38278#comment-1702926

The handle is Burmese Rosewood, seems be an oily wood so I just burnished in some beeswax and called it good. The idea came from Colen Clenton’s try square. His are amazing, here is a link to a video of him adjusting these squares.

http://youtu.be/jNEQ3AfJ94E

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.





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#1 posted 10-24-2013 03:59 PM

Very nice. Looks like a fun build.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 10-24-2013 03:59 PM

This is a great little square. I love it.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#3 posted 10-24-2013 05:07 PM

That’s on my TO DO LIST. Very nice execution. Where did you source the brass stock?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 10-24-2013 05:21 PM

Good to hear Don!

tyvekboy- most of it (if not all) can be found locally, hardware store, big box. I did get 1/4” rod on fleebay.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#5 posted 10-24-2013 06:43 PM

Very cool tool!!! Great build—thanks for the post and the reference/blog.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 10-24-2013 07:13 PM

Congrats on the great build, very nice! And yes, it goes to TODO list :-)

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#7 posted 10-24-2013 08:02 PM

This looks like a great project to try, thanks for posting.

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#8 posted 10-24-2013 09:15 PM

Well done on a quality tool Tim. The adjustment video was interesting too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 10-24-2013 10:56 PM

Just wonderful. simply wonderful – I love it.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#10 posted 10-25-2013 12:20 AM

A great project. Nice job. What was the square that was used as the reference in the video.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#11 posted 10-25-2013 12:32 AM

Nice job Tim

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 10-25-2013 12:52 AM

Karson, Not sure about the reference he was using, probably something shopmade.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#13 posted 10-25-2013 08:28 AM

I will definitely make this one. Thanks for the post and blog.

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#14 posted 10-25-2013 09:22 AM

Great tool, I have made a cpl out of wood and need to makeone out of brass soon for fun. Good job….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 10-25-2013 10:37 PM

great job Tim. Quite a challenge. thank you for the ilustrative blog. take care

-- Back home. Fernando

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