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264712 John Ruth <johnrruth@h...> 2018‑01‑11 Re: When Good Squares Go Bad

I ran across a framing square that had been cut into two pieces.  The apparent
wastefulness puzzled me at first.  Then I realized that perhaps the previous
owner was unsuccessful in truing up this steel square, and thus had cut it to
make two useful straightedges.

They are useful at times.

Now, if I could only figure out how to deal with a stainless-steel square which
is nearly true square but both the stock and the tongue are bent so that they
don't lie flat...

John Ruth

From: OldTools  on behalf of Ed Minch 
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2018 2:18:13 PM
To: Thomas Conroy
Cc: oldtools@s...
Subject: Re: [OldTools] When Good Squares Go Bad

Thanks for that Tom - saner words were never spoken.  I really like to build
Windsor chairs because if the 4 legs are at 4 different angles, you can’t tell.
The seat is created by eye so is not symmetrical side to side, or one chair to
the next.  The tip of the seat, the shape of the turnings, the back.   Spindles
are all different sizes (why do we make them with hand tools when you know they
were made on a lathe as soon as one became available?).  - it’s all an inexact
sceince - that’s why I like ‘em.

Ed Minch

> On Jan 11, 2018, at 8:37 AM, Thomas Conroy via OldTools  wrote:
> Its a disease that attacks some people.

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