|Forum topic by Matt||posted 05-15-2013 01:27 AM||6489 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
05-15-2013 01:27 AM
I found this old framing square in my grandparent’s house last year, brought it home, cleaned it, hung it up and thought nothing of it.
In the past year, I’ve taken a few carpentry classes (framing, not woodworking), and become more curious about this square. I’ve noticed that aside from it’s shape, it’s nothing like the ones I’ve been using in class.
It does not have rafter tables, decimal-fraction conversions, or different scales on it. All it has is the inch markings, scaled in 16ths, and Essex Board measure tables. It’s a No. 14, Made in USA, and solid steel.
Anyone know anything about this? How old would this be? Why the Essex board feet table, but no rafter tables?
I found a book online called “How to Use the Stanley Rafter Square,” published in 1949, but this shows the Stanley R100, which has different scales, rafter tables, brace measures, octagon scales, and the Essex board measure table.
I found nothing about this on google; I believe people care more about old planes and saws than they do old rafter squares, but hopefully someone here knows!