Simple 6" Square

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Project by MW_Woodworking posted 12-22-2013 12:23 AM 794 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple square I made using a walnut scrap and a piece of aluminum bar. To make the slot for the bar, I drilled a few holes in the walnut with a drill bit slightly smaller than 1/4” and then chiseled out the rest. I wanted a tight fit on the aluminum. The aluminum bar is 6” long. I was making some homemade hold down clamps, so I was cutting 6” aluminum bars and had the sudden thought to make a square with one. I drilled a couple of holes throught the side and then tapped the holes for two screws. After testing it out, I was able to move the bar slightly, so I epoxied the bar in place and now it is solid. I used BLO and paste wax to finish it. I probably won’t use it for anything super accurate, but it was quick and easy to make. Thanks for looking.

-- Matt ~ "Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything.” - Herman Lincoln Wayland (1830-1898), author

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#1 posted 12-22-2013 01:33 PM

Nice build on this square, the aluminum edge will provide good usage without much wear. No reason not to use this for super accurate work as long as you check & ensure squareness on this tool.

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