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Old 02-08-2007, 07:53 PM
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When setting up larger projects sometimes you need three hands when tacking plates together and other setup work. This little tool holds the square for you and comes in handy for setting a mag level. I used 3/4" X 3" flat bar cut 2 1/8" long [the 1/8" is for facing on the lathe if you have one] and cut two pieces of 5/32" welding rod 1 3/4" long. Using the welding rod as spacers I tacked one 2 1/8" up from the bottom and the second one about a eighth down from the top centered cross way on the plate. Then clamped the second one on top and welded it out. With some grinding and a little sanding make it stand up square it is ready to use. There is no need for a lathe other than to make it look a little better.
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:59 PM
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Slick it beats the way I've been clamping my square to a peice of 3"X3" angle.Of coarse I would just loose the holder if I had one
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:38 PM
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very, very cool.. I gotta make one of those..

thanks for the post

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Old 02-08-2007, 08:43 PM
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Great idea....I'll have to make one (an ugly one as I don't have a lathe)
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:08 PM
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This must be my lucky night! Two great ideas in one sitting - the square holder and the ring roller! My two favorites since the welders finger. And best of all they're simple and cheap enough that even an idiot like me should be able to put these together quickly. And Mike... I'll be with you in the "ugly" no-lathe club! Thanks for the great ideas guys!
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Old 02-09-2007, 11:38 AM
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If you don't have the material or the means to get it really square, start with a cheap set of 1-2-3 blocks.

http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?P...&PARTPG=INLMK3
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:34 PM
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The 1-2-3 blocks work well. I used a little 90* angle block. Drilled three holes in the square and simply lined it up with the edges of the block. Works slick and it is heavy enough it doesn't get knocked over very often. I have a number of bolts in my "set-up" drawer that I have turned to a point. Makes for easy reading when setting suspension and bracket heights.
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:15 PM
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Gee I now have a use for the 1-2-3 blocks that I have. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:30 PM
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I added a bolt to tighten against the square.
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:59 PM
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I saw a deal at MSC or maybe ENCO on some 1-2-3 blocks awhile ago, so I ordered a pair. They sent me a box. It was supposed to be a box of two, but they sent a case of 20 pairs, in one box. Oops! I figured the weight and hassle of sending things back wouldn't really benefit anyone, given the low cost. Now I just have to figure out a use for all these blocks.
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