|Forum topic by GaryK||posted 07-28-2008 10:16 PM||4126 views||8 times favorited||17 replies|
07-28-2008 10:16 PM
When you first buy a carpenter’s square, chances are the it’s not really square. Well, maybe square enough for rough carpentry but not for wood working.
Squaring them takes only a hammer, center punch, pencil and a piece of plywood (or any piece of wood with a straight edge).
First use your square along the straight edge and draw a line along the full lenght of the square.
If your lines are perfectly parallel then your square is square.
So for the example above you punch near the outside of the corner (as shown below), it would cause the square to close up the angel a little bit.
Draw your lines again and if still not square, keep doing it until it is square. Make the new dimples next to, but not in the same dimple.
Punching dimples as shown below would cause the part of the square at the top of the picture to move to the right.
I would do a right click and “save targes as”, since it’s about 18megs
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX