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Old 11-25-2006, 02:54 PM
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Default Framing square uses for metal

I did this many years ago for a blacksmith newsletter and I teach layout for Vo-Tech Colleges. This might be helpful to some of you.

http://www.iforgeiron.com/Blueprints..._articleid/338
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Old 11-25-2006, 02:56 PM
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Oh yes, one of the most useful uses of the Steel Square is grabbing it by the body (The big part) and laying the tongue (small part) over your shoulder to scatch that itch on your back you can't quite reach. LOL
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Old 11-25-2006, 03:53 PM
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Thank you for sharing that good bit of information! I had no idea the square was such a versatile tool. Always thought it was a one trick pony. I think I'll have to print out the angle data and keep it handy in my box.
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Old 11-25-2006, 04:52 PM
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One thing I did to my squares (some come like this from the factory) is to open up the corner a little bit with a small round file. This allows a burr on a corner not to throw off the square.
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Old 11-25-2006, 07:36 PM
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i cut the outside corner off,so it will fit in a corner thats been welded
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Old 11-25-2006, 08:18 PM
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If your work involves large part layout, a framing square is a must. Also handy are a pair of small Kant-Twist clamps to hold the square on the part.

Thanks for the well written article
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:14 PM
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Wish I knew about resetting a square a few months ago. Throw a very good old one away as it was not square. I had used it for many years and there was no problems.
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Old 11-27-2006, 07:41 PM
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the best old squares have a thicker corner,what i mean by this is the legs of the square get thicker as they get to the corner,the legs are thinner than the corner.not too many of them in my world,i have one that i got from my dad,no telling where he got it. everytime i see an old square i check the corner!
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:20 PM
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The body and the tongue are forgewelded together at the corner is why the old ones are thicker there, occassionaly if you look close you can see a cold shut on one side or the other.
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Old 11-28-2006, 05:04 PM
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I wonder if any of you have seen one of these old squares. Combines a large and small square into one and also keeps your hand away from the heat when checking something.

Its my copy of an old Blacksmith square.
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