Steel Square 1903 (312p)

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Steel Square 1903 (312p)

Post by ken572 » Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:32 am

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Interesting Read.

A practical treatise on the Steel Square,and

its application to everyday use 1903 (312p)

https://archive.org/download/practicalt ... 01hodg.pdf

Ken. :)
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Re: Steel Square 1903 (312p)

Post by liveaboard » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:16 am

I noticed one of my construction squares wasn't quite square; upon checking, none of my squares were square.
I went to a wholesale shop that had a retail counter, he had a machinist square, heavy thing with ground surfaces. We went to the back and I used the good one to check a shelf full of moderately [NOT cheap though] priced builders + carpenters squares.
I found 1 or 2 that was good.
He told me he'd had the machinist square in stock for years and let me have it cheap.

I bought a Russian machinist square at a flea market;, it was unblemished and quite square. Treasure!
I keep the European one in a sealed box [they're rust prone].

For large format work, like squaring the ends of plywood sheets [not square from the factory] I sometimes make one on the jobsite with a tape measure and a little math.

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