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    Scale square

    When doing layout work it's often handy to be able to use one of your steel scales like a calibrated T-square. I made this device to convert either of two of my most-used scales into layout squares.

    This photo shows the device with my 6" scale inserted. The extra hole near the hold-down thumbscrew allows it to be moved to accept my wider 12" scale.



    This photo shows the hold-down rail and the thumbscrew with its tapered brass washer that forces the scale against the rail when the thumbscrew is tightened.



    Although I have a good combination square, I find that I use this a lot more in layout work because the short 6" scale doesn't get in the way as much on small workpieces.
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    Wow, this is a terrific idea. Thanks!

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    Thanks mklotz! We've added your Scale Square to our Scales category, as well as to your builder page: mklotz's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Too much! I love that idea and now a new project for a short filler job.
    Thank you for sharing
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncollar View Post
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    Too much! I love that idea and now a new project for a short filler job.
    Thank you for sharing
    Nelson
    A related, but slightly different tool is my marking out device...

    http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/m...out-tool-27305

    which is used in conjunction with calipers to scribe lines on a workpiece.
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    Thank you Marv, very nice


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