Steel Square 1903 (312p)

This is where bits of wisdom will be stored, a frequently asked question section with answers.

Moderators: Harold_V, WJH

Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 2600
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:11 pm
Location: Mesa, Arizona. 85201-1517

Steel Square 1903 (312p)

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

(ALL) :D

Interesting Read.

A practical treatise on the Steel Square,and

its application to everyday use 1903 (312p) ... 01hodg.pdf

Ken. :)
One must remember.
The best learning experiences come
from working with the older Masters.

Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:24 am

Re: Steel Square 1903 (312p)

Post by EricM » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:10 am

User avatar
Posts: 1089
Joined: Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:40 pm
Location: southern Portugal

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.

Post Reply