I'm looking for a small framing square, 4x6 inch or thereabout. A
standard machinists square won't work. It needs to be flat like a
Any ideas where I can get one?
I've already tried Snap-On, Stanley, Ace, WW Warehouse.
Why won't a draftsman's triangle work? They are as if not more
accurate than anything else I own - Brown and Sharpe, Starrett,
Mitutoyo. They are cheap also. I set up all my machinery with them
since they are light and SO accurate. When I worked at a Grandfather
clock factory, the tool and die people would take their measurements
off our drawings-drawn with a draftsmans triangle.
On 22 Nov 2003 09:21:52 -0800, email@example.com (Nunya Biznas)
I work in a metal shop and could LASER Cut you one if you like. I make some
for the shop 1.5x3 or any size you want....Brian (Don't have any here
I think but will look in the shop later and snap a pic and post to ABPW)
I've got one that exactly meets your description, made out of stainless
steel. Perhaps not as accurate as some of my other squares, but more
than good enough for woodworking, and handy as heck. And just like a
real framing square, it's got measuring scales engraved on both legs.
The only problem is I can't remember where I got it. I could have sworn
it was a Lee Valley thing, but I checked their web site and don't see
anything like it.
I just dug mine out. It says Veritas on it, so it was definately a Lee
Valley deal. 6" on the long leg, 3" on the short. Inside and outside
scales with 16ths and 32nds. No idea why they don't carry it any more,
it's a really handy item. Maybe if Rob is reading this, he'll start
stocking it again :-)
I've been looking for the same thing. I had an old one till I
discovered just how far out of square it was. Menards has some that are
close, but out of 5 I checked, not a one was square to the next one
within 1/16" over 6". Doesn't seem like it would be all that hard to
make something with two legs at 90 degrees...
(Nunya Biznas) wrote:
Since its got to be totally flat, your best bet is probably to buy a
larger one like a 12" and cut it down. I thought I saw one once at Home
Depot when I was looking for a 6" sliding tri-square for dollhouse stuff
but memory loss is a hell of a thing.
Other possibilities are Small Parts Inc http:www.smallparts.com or
perhaps a modelling website like for trains or dollhouses or a link from
Nunya Biznas wrote:
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