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Forum topic by niki posted 2482 days ago 1982 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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niki

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2482 days ago

Good day

This idea is from Steve Maskery so first, please have a look at his video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7RdAQj8nFc&mode=user&search=

I’m just “showing off” that I made it and it was success

Regards
niki

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TomFran

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#1 posted 2482 days ago

Niki,

Thanks for the interesting lesson! I have never seen this concept before.

Thanks for sharing a new idea with me.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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shaun

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#2 posted 2482 days ago

I thought I was going to just stop in between coats of urathane on a table and ended up watching a bunch of British woodworking videos. This “square checking” jig is pretty slick! I think I’m going to go make one of these.

Thanks Niki

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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Karson

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#3 posted 2482 days ago

Thanks Niki for finding this gem, and sharing it with us.

-- 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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Fingersleft

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#4 posted 2482 days ago

Thanks Niki,

I’ve never seen this before either. But it’s sure an interesting gismo. Looks like it also shoube be useful for construction framing. I’ll make one and give it a try.

-- Bob

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niki

426 posts in 2678 days


#5 posted 2481 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind replies

I’m glad that you found it helpful even though it’s not my idea

I think, that it has something to do with “Thales Theorem” but I’ll leave it to the “math guys”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thales_theorem

Regards
niki

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alanealane

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#6 posted 2481 days ago

I’ve a question. I’m not the pro that I wish I was at furniture making—guitars are my thing—but I always hear of how to CHECK FOR SQUARE and never of how to CORRECT the piece if it is out of square.

For instance in rail and stile construction with mortise and tenon joints, if it’s not square, how do I fix it?

Thanks for the cool idea for the jig!!

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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niki

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#7 posted 2481 days ago

Thank you Alanealane

Please have a look at this post
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/1145

Regards
niki

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 2475 days ago

Very good Niki!

COOL… ... and one could make one for small, medium, or large projects! (easily)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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niki

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#9 posted 2475 days ago

Thank you Joe
You can see the “advanced” model here
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/1159

Regards
niki

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