Classic Try Squares
All it takes to make a set of precision layout tools is a relaxing afternoon in the shop.
Try squares look simple but play a crucial role in any shop. Primarily, they help you determine if something is perfectly square. Although these are precision tools, try squares are surprisingly straightforward to make in the shop. In fact, with just a few hours of easy effort, you can have a pair of heirloom tools that work as great as they look.
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- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- 6 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 21 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Shop-tested tips and techniques for working with brass
- Materials list. Cutting diagram. Retail sources for the brass parts
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.